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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...
Palm Bay Road construction to last 11 weeks
PALM BAY -- County officials are asking drivers to use extra caution, as construction on a drainage pipe along Palm Bay Road is expected to last 11 weeks. Don Walker, communication director for Brevard County government, said that construction would begin on March 24 at 10 p.m. on a half-mile section of Pa...
Sandwich shops to give back to community
PALM BAY -- A local nonprofit organization is joining forces with a group of franchised restaurants to help feed the community's most important resource -- children. In honor of its "Month of Giving," Jersey Mike's Subs shops around the country will host a "Day of Giving" on Wednesday, March 26, with the ...
'Tip A Cop' helps support Special Olympics Florida
BREVARD -- Known for putting their lives in danger every day, one group of police officers said a recent experience was far more terrifying than anything they've experienced in law enforcement - waiting tables. "I personally have never worked in the food industry before, and I can honestly say that, after ...
Therapist's life mission of service to take her to Jamaica
BREVARD -- Meghan Moroney's heart is as big as Texas, full of desire to make a difference in the lives of those around her -- especially children. During her Spring Break, the Occupational Therapist for Brevard Public Schools will be joining the nonprofit Therapy Missions on a seven day mission to Kingsto...
Running track with Hershey's
Representing Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Samuel Chaffirt, 8, of Melbourne races down the track at Eau Gallie High School, Saturday, March 15. Nine schools and one private track team participated in the Hershey's Track and Field event. The chocolate company has been sponsoring track meets for 35 years. The company's web...
'Splash' winners on display at gallery
MELBOURNE -- Several winners from this year's Brevard Watercolor Society's "Splash of Watercolor" show will have their works displayed at the Art and Antique Studio and Gallery in Melbourne throughout March. The winners include Barbara Rios, Linda Neal, Cynthia Perry, June Frederking, Lolly Walton, Karla ...
Job, volunteer fair for seniors this weekend
BREVARD -- For the past nine years, One Senior Place has been the mecca of resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their families around the Space Coast. In an effort to further maintain this status amongst the community, One Senior Place will host its firs...
Students learn of ultimate sacrifice during Lent
ROCKLEDGE -- With spring comes the annual period of Lent, the 40-day period in the Catholic calendar that is set aside to prepare for Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Mirroring the sacrifices Christ made, while praying in the desert for 40 days, Catholics are also encouraged to give up somethi...
College choral group to make stop in Suntree
SUNTREE -- An ensemble of 24 auditioned singers will make a stop at Suntree United Methodist Church on Friday, March 21, as part of its concert tour. The Florida Southern College Chamber Singers from Lakeland will present a free concert, conducted by Dr. Beth Gibbs, titled "The Poet Sings." The concert is...
Country music to take over Wickham Park this weekend
SUNTREE -- One of the most highly anticipated music events in Florida will return to the Space Coast this 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...
Adopt Your Lucky Ducks
If they look like ducks, float like ducks and they have on ultra-cool sunglasses, it's the ducks for the 16th Annual Great Brevard Duck Race. Duck adoptions have started throughout Brevard County. It's all for a great cause- the annual duck race is a major fundraising event for Crosswinds Youth Services, a nonprofit organization, which has been se...
Soaring toward the sky
The Geico Skytypers visited the Space Coast once again by flying in the TICO Warbird Air Show March 14, 15, 16. The air show included flying demonstrations, static aircraft displays and visitors could fly in a plane or helicopter for a fee. The planes and pilots of the Geico Sky Typers were last seen locally at the Melbourn...
Commissioners hope to educate the public about fertilizer ordinance
BREVARD -- Brevard County Commissioners said they hope to educate the public, rather than penalize violations of a new fertilizer ban. District 5 Commissioner Andy Anderson said that he supports the new ordinance, which was unanimously approved, 5-0, during a County Commission meeting earlier this month, b...
From Melbourne to Melbourne: Toby Keith's Runaway trip could be a record setter
Melbourne's Wickham Park hosts the fourth annual Runaway Country Music Festival, March 21-23. You read the title correctly. "Most people associate Keith Urban with Australia," said R...
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...
School to represent Florida in national competition
VIERA -- One local elementary school will represent the state of Florida in a national competition this year. Manatee Elementary School in Viera, along with Broward County Public Schools, has been nominated by the Florida Department of Education to represent the state in the annual Green Ribbon Schools Awa...
New cruise agreement expected to earn millions annually
PORT CANAVERAL - Canaveral Port Authority announced that it expects to sign contracts with two major cruise lines next month. Norwegian and Royal Caribbean cruise lines are both expected to expand commitments with the Port, officials said. "The agreements are the result of hard work and pencil sharpening t...
The famous B-25 lives on
This B-25, named 'Panchito,' made an appearance at the Tico Warbird Air Show March 14, 15 and 16. The plane is owned by the Disabled American Veterans flight team. Planes of this type visited Tokyo in April 1942, just four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Sixteen B-25 bombers took part in the Doolittle Raid....
SHINE can help
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Program (SHINE), in partnership with the Senior Resource Alliance, can provide assistance. SHINE has a special opportunity to help the wave of Boomers, who are reaching the age for Medicare eligibility. Individuals new to Medicare may enroll during the Initial Enrollm...
Kindergarten pre-registration dates announced
Brevard Public Schools' kindergarten pre-registration process for the 2014-15 school year will be held at all Brevard County public elementary schools from March 31 to April 4. In regard to age, students entering kindergarten for the first time must comply with Florida Statute 1003.21, which states a child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1,...
Pet of the week
A 7-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, 'Merced' is the sweet pup of Linda Jones of Palm Bay. Some of Merced's favorite things to do are visit the neighbors on his daily walks, get hugs and kisses from store clerks in the local stores and ride in his bumper seat in the car....

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