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Ten-year-old inspired to give back
Elijah Maltbie is much like a typical 10-year old. He enjoys video games, skateboarding, riding his bicycle, reading and playing with his dog and adopted cats. But, unlike the average kid his age, he was born with a brain tumor and has spent countless hours in hospitals dealing with the after effects of chemotherapy. He’s in remission, and doesn’t ...
Music festival promotes local talent, family-friendly atmosphere
COCOA -- One of the largest, most anticipated, family-friendly music festivals along the Space Coast will return this weekend. "Spring Praise Fest 8" will be hosted on Saturday, March 15 at Riverfront Park in Cocoa, with a day full of non-denominational Christian music beginning at 11 a.m. Admission is fr...
Annual race expected to be a blast from the past
BREVARD -- Break out your leg warmers and old race T-shirts! The Junior League of South Brevard will host its fifth annual Re-Run 5K/10K on Saturday, March 22 in the Eau Gallie Arts District, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Registration is currently under way online, where individuals can sign up for this year's r...
Large crowds expected at 24th annual walk
BREVARD -- When Linda Evans founded Pregnancy Resources in 1984, she was determined to help women, who found themselves unexpectedly pregnant, get the resources they needed. Now in its 30th year, Pregnancy Resources will continue its milestone celebration, with one of the organization's most successful fu...
Artist in Residence program attracts musicians from around the world
BREVARD -- A new program at Florida Institute of Technology is encouraging and introducing students to musicians and artists from around the world. Remi Durupt, a professor at the Conservatoire Regional in Rennes, France, is currently participating in the new Artist in Residence program at Florida Tech. St...
Key Lime Pie Spring Fling offers 'Taste of Florida,' crab races
BREVARD -- Miss Key Lime was crowned in January at the Key Lime Festival, but those who haven't had a chance to meet her will get another chance this weekend. Alleigh Zalich, 19, of Port Orange will be greeting Key Lime Pie lovers at the restaurant's Spring Fling, scheduled for Saturday, March 15 at the Key Lime...
Center stage
Yuktha Das, 12, of Rockledge, performed a traditional dance at Indiafest, held at Wickham Park Pavilion, Saturday, March 8. Indiafest Brevard started in 1996 and has continued with an annual event. Proceeds from the event have gone to various charities throughout the years. This year, Children's Hunger Project was the recip...
Country music to take over Wickham Park next weekend
SUNTREE -- One of the most highly anticipated music events in Florida will return to the Space Coast next weekend, celebrating friends, family and, of course, good ol' country music. Runaway Country Music Festival will take over Wickham Park, Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23, bringing with it som...
Joe Nichols to strike a chord with Runaway Country fans
While there's a good chance the weather for this year's Runaway Country festival may very well be "Sunny and 75," Joe Nichols said he is ready to entertain fans, no matter what the conditions. An Arkansas native, Joe has released seven studio albums in his career since 1996, producing more than a dozen To...
LoCash Cowboys return for fourth Runaway Country performance
If anyone knows the Runaway Country stage well, it's LoCash Cowboys, the country music duo that has had no trouble entertaining the crowd at the ever-growing festival since its inception in 2011. Each year, the duo, composed of Chris Lucas and Preston Burst, manages to put on a fun, high-energy show for f...
Charlie Daniels Band ready to rock the Runaway stage
With more than five successful decades in the industry, you'd be hard-pressed to find a music enthusiast who hasn't heard of The Charlie Daniels Band. And at age 77, Mr. Daniels, himself, seems to have no interest in slowing down any time soon. Raised among the longleaf pines of North Carolina, the music...
DNA processing solves crimes, arrest suspects
PALM BAY -- For Palm Bay, the future is here, and crime-solving may never be the same. Earlier this year, the Palm Bay Police Department confirmed a suspect's association with a 2013 burglary, which had $30,000 of property stolen from a single residence, by using DNA evidence. In January, a blood sample ta...
New cat adoption center finds loving home
MERRITT ISLAND - Something small and furry is coming to the Merritt Square Mall this month. On Thursday, March 20, the newest SPCA of Brevard pet adoption center will host its grand opening. This is the second satellite cat adoption center in a mall in Brevard, with the first location at the Melbourne Squa...
Finding inner peace
Yoga instructor Robin Krasny of Indialantic shows Amelia Escobar, 3, and her mother Leeia of West Melbourne Beach how to pose during a yoga demonstration during Indiafest, held at Wickham Park Pavilion, Saturday, March 8. Indiafest Brevard started in 1996 and has continued with an annual event. Proceeds from the event have ...
Bright future for Boomers 'Coming of Age'
BREVARD -- As Baby Boomers continue to turn 65, the eye-opening age of Medicare eligibility, and the reality of dealing with Medicare looms large. Many people find themselves uncertain about their Medicare options and the processes for enrollment. The Florida Department of El...
Red Cross to offer training program for medical-field hopefuls
ROCKLEDGE -- Are you looking for a career that is both rewarding and challenging? Do you enjoy caring for others? Organizers are currently on the lookout for Brevard residents, who wish to start a new career in the medical field with the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program, beginning on Mo...
Toward the sky
Yoga Instructor Robin Krasny of Indialantic shows Nika Zatsyeva, 13, of Melbourne Beach how to pose during a yoga demonstration during Indiafest, held at Wickham Park Pavilion, Saturday, March 8. Indiafest Brevard started in 1996 and has continued with an annual event. Proceeds from the event have gone to various charities ...
Local senior plans successful project to help feed kids in need
VIERA -- Edgewood High senior Diana Konarezwski, 17, had to step out of her own comfort zone to plan a senior leadership project, but according to Bob Barnes of the Children's Hunger Project, she aced it. Using the Children's Hunger Project as a cause and a model, Diana set out to plan her own food-packing event...
Brevard Workforce changes name, as part of statewide initiative
BREVARD -- Brevard Workforce announced that it is changing its name to CareerSource Brevard, as part of a statewide initiative to improve awareness and access to services for job-seekers and businesses. All 24 Florida Workforce agencies across the state will share one system name, which will allow a busine...
Pet of the week
A Rag Doll cat, 'Angel Belle' is the sweet and snuggly pet of Don Cundiff and Linda Gash. Angel Belle spends most of her time begging for treats, using human chairs as her bed and waking her owners up VERY early in the morning so she can be fed....

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