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Sax quartet offers something for everyone
INDIALANTIC -- A new, popular music group will host its second performance this weekend, sure to please music lovers of all ages and genres. On Sunday, March 30, the Adagio Sax Quartet will host a free concert at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Indialantic, beginning at 3 p.m. "There is no special them...
Country music takeover
Gloriana performs Sunday afternoon at the Runaway Country Music Festival March 22. Fans of the ever-growing festival enjoyed a weekend of great weather, delicious food and awesome music from some of today's top country music stars....
Sheriff Ivey looks back, shares goals for 2014
BREVARD -- Residents along the Space Coast are certainly blessed to have such a dedicated team of law enforcement officers, especially Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. Since officially taking office on Jan. 7, 2013, Sheriff Ivey has dealt with a variety of matters, from new legislation, such as the "No...
Business owner sues state Department of Health over conditions of lagoon
BREVARD -- A local man, who is filing a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Health over the ailing conditions of the Indian River Lagoon, said that his business is suffering, due to the deaths of endangered species. "My business is based on the s...
Local authorities arrest man accused of running international sex ring
BREVARD -- It was a Central Florida online ad, promising a good time for males, looking to travel and meet gorgeous women that first caught the eye of an undercover Brevard County agent nearly a year ago. "The message said something along the lines of, 'Are you a ...
Rockin' the Runaway stage
Fan favorite The Band Perry rocked the stage during this year's Runaway Country Music Festival March 21 at Wickham Park in Melbourne. Thousands of country music fans from Brevard County and beyond flocked to the Space Coast for the three-day festival....
Humane Society in need of volunteers
BREVARD -- Spring time yields the promise of new, exciting adventures, and if you're looking for the journey of a lifetime, consider giving back to those in need with the Central Brevard Humane Society. On Saturday, April 5, the Central Brevard Humane Society will host a Shelter Volunteer Orientation from...
Promotions part of college leader's plan
BREVARD -- Eastern Florida State College announced the promotions of two senior educators, who will help lead new programs in academics and athletics. Dr. Cathy Cobb, eLearning Provost for online education, was named the new associate vice president for academic programs, while Jeffery Carr, director of a...
Museum to celebrate Florida Archaeology Month with free event
COCOA -- Looking to dig into something fun this weekend? For the first time, the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science has partnered with the Florida Public Archaeology Network to sponsor "Archaeology Day" on Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. In celebration with Florida Archaeology Month, Ar...
Crazy for country
Country music singer Toby Keith entertains the crowd at the Runaway Country Music Festival this weekend. Guests of the three-day festival enjoyed a weekend of great weather, delicious food and awesome music from some of today's top country stars....
Aviation program purchases five new aircraft
BREVARD -- Officials from Florida Tech Institute of Technology announced the arrival of five new airplanes in February for its aviation program. The five aircraft, delivered on Feb. 21 are Piper Archer TX models, with Garmin G1000 glass cockpit avionics systems. The addition of these aircraft brings the pr...
Solid Waste Vehicle Maintenance Facility is spared the trash talk
COCOA -- The county solid waste department's new vehicle maintenance facility is nothing to talk trash about. Despite recent controversy over the county's decision to award a trash pick-up contract to a higher bidder, spokesperson Hillary Arena said the new facility, built to house and maintain trucks, is a much-...
Dancing for scholarships
Greek Dancers Ronnie Rickord, 17, of Satellite Beach, Jenna Theofiledes, 17, of Indialantic, Victoria Kenney, 18, of Melbourne and Jessica Saad, 17, of Melbourne performed at the Melbourne Alumnae Panhellenic Sunday, March 23, in Satellite Beach. The event organized to raise funds for scholarships for Brevard County women,...
New bachelor's degrees to premiere this fall at college
PALM BAY -- Seven new Bachelor's Degree programs which will be offered at Eastern Florida State College this fall 2014 term were announced on Tuesday, March 18. College officials proudly announced the new programs, following final approval from the State Board of Education in Tallahassee. The new programs...
'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 ...
Man accused of carjacking 98-year-old woman has history of theft charges
BREVARD -- Authorities said that a Cocoa man, accused of carjacking a 98-year-old woman in the parking lot of a Merritt Island Walmart, has a history of theft charges. Trevon Johnson, 20, is accused of carjacking the victim during the afternoon of Thursday, March 13, and he is currently being held with no ...
A day at the ball game
Tori Fiske, 13, of Palm Bay holds a lunchbox, given to her and signed by members of the Washington Nationals Baseball Team at the Washington Nationals Spring Training Game, Saturday, March 22. Tori and several other local kids got to watch the game courtesy of the Washington Nationals and Wheelchairs 4 Kids. Wheelchairs 4 K...
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...
Manager of the Year call for nominations
The Florida Space Coast Council of the NMA is soliciting nominations for the 2014 Brevard County Manager of the Year Award. This prestigious award, presented during Management Week in America, June 1-7, provides an excellent opportunity to recognize the significant achievements of a manager/leader within your organization. A panel, comprised of co...
Pet of the week
A 13-year-old Large-Spotted Genet, 'Khira,' an African arboreal carnivore, is the unique pet of Martha and DeLaun Fifield of Palm Bay. Part of the Viveridae family, a license is required to own these exotic animals. Some of Khira's favorite pastimes are watching movies on her mom's lap, chasing flying insects and 'tanning' in the Florida sunshine....
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,...
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...

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