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Youth concerto winners to perform, work for food
BREVARD -- Some of the Space Coast's most talented youth will host a night full of wonderful music, while giving back to those in need. On Sunday, April 6, the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra will host its eighth annual Concerto Competition Winners' Recital at Suntree United Methodist Church, beginning ...
Group aims to rescue reptiles buried alive by construction projects
BREVARD -- While many residents are completely unaware, one species of reptile is often buried alive during construction projects, sometimes taking up to a year to die, experts said. The Florida gopher tortoise, scientifically known as gopherus polyphemus, is named for its ability to dig deep, underground ...
Artist to teach sculpting, mold-making class
TITUSVILLE -- Are you looking for a unique outlet for your creative energy? Local artist Ed Chope will offer beginner sculpting and mold-making classes at the Titusville Art League, beginning Tuesday, April 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. The class is six weeks in length and costs $120, although additional fees may a...
SCSO to be led by guest conductor for weekend performance
SUNTREE -- Music lovers of all genres will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the most iconic classical scores, as well as the Southeast United States premiere of a new, exciting work. On Saturday, April 5, the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will host "Schubert's Unfinished" at 7 p.m. at the Scott Cent...
Women-centered event to benefit domestic violence center
BREVARD -- Since 1992, one local organization has helped victims of domestic violence get back on their feet, making sure they have access to the services they need. Serene Harbor, Inc., has been a safe haven for women and children, while al...
College to host open house for current, prospective students in Melbourne
MELBOURNE -- Those looking to further their education and bolster their futures are invited to attend an open house at the Melbourne campus of Eastern Florida State College on Wednesday, April 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will take place in Building 7, Room 114. Both current and prospective students are i...
Humane Society in need of volunteers
COCOA -- 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 9...
'Don't worry guys, I got this'
Brody Tingler, 2, of Satellite Beach handled the controls of Tower 63 during Big Truck Day, Saturday, March 29. The City of Satellite Beach held its annual event at the David R. Schechter Community Center. The event brought children of all ages to the center, with fire engines, a garbage truck, a crane, a cherry picker, dum...
Round up your pack to help homeless pets
BREVARD -- Take a special stroll with your dog to help the Space Coast's homeless pets at the SPCA of Brevard's fifth annual "Happy Tails Dog Stroll-a-Thon," sponsored by NexGard Chewables and Altman's Cooling and Heating, on Saturday, April 5 at Sand Point Park in Titusville. Registration is free, and ch...
Cat serves as adopted mother for premature puppies
TITUSVILLE - It was a Tuesday when a Chihuahua, in the care of the SPCA, went into premature labor. "There were four puppies born, but two died very quickly," said Susan Naylor, media specialist for SPCA of Brevard, Inc., which is based in Titusville. The two surviving puppies needed to be nursed if they w...
Rubber ducks to race for children, families
BREVARD -- One of the most memorable Sesame Street sketches is when Ernie sings to his beloved yellow rubber duck, "Rubber ducky, you're the one," while splashing around in the bathtub. While an upcoming event will take place along the Indian River, rather than a bathtub, thousands of yellow rubber ducks...
College to host open house for current, prospective students in Titusville
TITUSVILLE -- Those looking to further their education and bolster their futures are invited to attend an open house at the Titusville campus of Eastern Florida State College on Tuesday, April 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will take place in Building 3. Both current and prospective students are invited to ...
Officer receives recognition for time posing as hit man
BREVARD -- The second payment did the trick. Taking on a persona not his own, Detective Rodney Anderson waited patiently in his vehicle, as the suspect he'd been in contact with for weeks prepared to give him the money, in exchange for a murder. It was all a part of the agreement. "It's a skill that has to...
Cleaner water, cleaner future
Anne Mayer of Indialantic shares information with Maria Lombarto and Honey Whitney of Blue Life Florida at the EGAD in Bloom Flower and Garden Festival. Ms. Lombarto, an FIT grad student and volunteer from Melbourne, along with Ms. Whitney, a Melbourne resident and field agent for Blue Life Florida, shared the message of cl...
Local students learn importance of drug-free life through art
BREVARD -- The creativity of three local students earned them county-wide recognition last month, all while learning about the dangers of drugs. On March 18, three Brevard County students' drug-free posters were selected to be featured on the covers of student planners for the 2014-15 school year. The proj...
Golf club announces new director
VIERA -- Duran Club announced a new director of player development and instruction last month. Justin Blazer, a PGA member from the Faldo Golf Institute at the Marriot World Center in Orlando, will be taking over the position vacated by retiring Wally Kuchar. "The position of the director is key in the suc...
Beachside city earns budget award
SATELLITE BEACH -- Courtney Barker has a lot to be proud of. In her first year as city manager of Satellite Beach, Mrs. Barker helped to earn the city the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2013-14 fiscal year budget. T...
Pet of the week
A nearly 6-month-old short-haired domestic kitty, 'Maximilan' is the smart and scandalous pet of Eileen and Jerry Grubbs of Merritt Island. Some of Maximilan's favorite things to do are play in his cat condo, run around the house like a wild cat and spend quality time, snuggling with his mommy, who, admittedly, spoils him rotten....
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,...

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