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Brevard's Best Salsa to be chosen at Fiesta Brevard
BREVARD -- Local nonprofits will be on display, while Brevard's best salsa will be chosen at the 10th annual Fiesta Brevard on Friday, April 25, in Cocoa Beach. More than 30 organizations will feature information about their local community services, while guests and a panel of judges will taste and award ...
City OKs well water test
MELBOURNE -- A mandatory test of the deep well that receives much of Melbourne's treated wastewater showed no problems, officials said. This state-required test was scheduled from March 17-21. "The results of these tests validated the fact that the well casing is intact, and the water being discharged is r...
Big cats get help from local Girl Scout
BREVARD -- A few big cats at the Central Florida Animal Preserve now have special accommodations, thanks to Emily Berman, 17, a junior at Cocoa Beach Junior-Senior High School. As part of a Girl Scout Ambassador's Gold project, Emily, who has a passion for animals, built step-up ramps for three aging cougars, wh...
And around the turn...
Scott Kee of Cocoa Beach races though the cones at Eastern Florida State College's Palm Bay Campus last month. The Space Coast Region Porsche Club of America organized the Autocross event. The first of its kind on the Space Coast, Autocross is a motorsport that involves one car at a time, racing against the clock. The cours...
UPS Store to host free shredding event
INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH -- Does your closet resemble a mausoleum full of documents more than seven years old? Do you have more shoe boxes of old receipts and paperwork than you do actual pairs of shoes? Now is the perfect time to make your way to the UPS Store in Indian Harbour Beach, as it hosts a Free Shr...
Unique event to simulate homelessness
BREVARD -- Would you be willing to trade the comfort of your own bed for a night's sleep inside a cardboard box? Family Promise of Brevard, a local nonprofit organization, is challenging families across Brevard County to do just that as part of its inaug...
Vietnam reunion, moving wall ceremony scheduled for this weekend
BREVARD -- The Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard will host their 27th reunion on May 1-4 at Wickham Park in Melbourne. "I encourage, not only all vets, but their families and the public, (to come), as well," said Ted Whitlock, a spokesman for the event. "This is the largest vets' reunion of its kind in t...
Angels wear blue
Gary Frigiola, president of the local Blue Knights Chapter, presents a check to Palm Bay Police Officer Sal Cuomo. Officer Cuomo was riding his personal motorcycle, off duty, when he was involved in an accident. He lost his left leg and almost his life. A check, totaling more than $10,000, was presented during the monthly m...
High school employment program teaches responsibility
PALM BAY -- Participating Palm Bay businesses can receive help from an incoming high school senior this summer for half the price of paying minimum wage, organizers said. "It is important for the business community to give our incoming workforce an opportunity to test their employment skills in a short-ter...
Jury recommends death penalty in deputy's killing
BREVARD -- Jurors recommended the death penalty for convicted killer Brandon Bradley on Tuesday, April 8. The jury came back with a vote of 10-2, in favor of the death penalty. "I can tell you that, on behalf of the Pill family, they greatly appreciate the jury's strength; the jury looking at every piece ...
Pet of the week
A 4-year-old American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit, 'Ceeley' is the class pet at St. Teresa Catholic School in Titusville and is owned by teacher Karen Hartos of Mims. A special-needs bunny, Ceeley has splayed legs, which has taught the students in his class that everyone is special, regardless of their differences. When he's not playing with the kids, Ceeley...

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