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Turtle Splash to benefit children with special needs
MELBOURNE BEACH -- For the 10th consecutive year, thousands of rubber sea turtles, dropped into a closed course in the Indian River Lagoon, will race to the finish line, as part of this year's Melbourne Beach Founders Day. The 10th annual Turtle Splash will take place at Ryckman Park on Ocean Avenue in Melbourne Beac...
Children's advocacy program to host night at Space Coast Stadium
VIERA -- Did you know that more than 30 percent of abused and neglected children in the Brevard County Court system do not have a volunteer guardian in their corner? A local program is asking Space Coast residents for help to make sure these children have a responsible, compassionate adult to rely on by ...
Kidney walk spreads hope, sense of community
BREVARD -- Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) announced that he will be in attendance at this year's "Footprints in the Sand" Kidney Walk, an event that draws thousands to the Space Coast area each year. "It's an honor to again take part in this year's Kidney Walk," the congressman said. The walk will take place at ...
He's a real 'hoot!'
Sue Small, director of the Florida Wildlife Hospital in Melbourne, holds 'Corey,' a Barn Owl at The Viera Wetlands Festival, Saturday, April 26. Sue was one of the recipients of the Charlie Corbiel Conservation Award. This is the fifth time the annual festival has taken place....
Cocoa girl's 'Wish' comes true
MELBOURNE -- When Kylie Jones of Cocoa was diagnosed with Leukemia at 2 years old, she was asked by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida what she would want the most. Three years later, at the tender age of 5, Kylie knew what she wanted -- a camper. "Kylie thought about asking for a...
Earth Day efforts
Ethan Trapold, 12 of Rockledge cleaned up Viera Regional Park, Saturday, April 26. Keep Brevard Beautiful held a county-wide Trash Bash. The Trash Bash was part of the Great American Clean Up that takes place in Spring around Earth Day. Ethan dedicated 4 hours of his Saturday to earn community service credit for school....
Gala to benefit no-kill animal sanctuary
INDIALANTIC -- One local organization is hosting a gala this weekend to raise funding for a no-kill animal sanctuary. The Friends for Animals Sanctuary's "A Night for Paws Dinner and Auction" will be on Saturday, May 3 from 6-10 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront in Indialantic. The event will feature raffl...
Charging station opens at City Hall
MELBOURNE -- An electric vehicle charging station, located in the parking lot of the Melbourne City Hall, is now open to the public, officials said. The new station, which officially opened on Earth Day, is a Level Three, 480-volt, direct current fast charger, which is compatible with vehicles capable of accepting a L...
Beach helpers
Kathleen Shoda with her son, Ethan, 11, and daughter Andrea, 8, were in charge of the clean up at Pelican Beach, Saturday, April 26. Keep Brevard Beautiful held a county-wide Trash Bash. The Trash Bash was part of the Great American Clean Up that takes place in spring around Earth Day. The Shodas host a monthly clean up at ...
Grant to further develop computer, technology programs at college
BREVARD -- Eastern Florida State College is the recent beneficiary of a $1.5 million grant, helping to launch new computer information technology programs at the college, while creating a state-of-the-art cybersecurity lab, helping to improve student and workforce training. On Tuesday, April 22, EFSC ann...
Meerkats continue to entertain Zoo attendees
BREVARD -- At the Brevard Zoo, a group of children, with exhausted parents rushing behind them, gather outside an exhibit. They shout excitedly, pointing and screaming at the Zoo's newest $500,000 attraction: a group of seven meerkats from South Africa. "I've never seen a meerkat exhibit as big, as interactive and as...
Helping clean up the Earth
Vincent Catania of Palm Bay cleans up around Palm Bay Library on Port Malabar Boulevard., Saturday, April 26. Keep Brevard Beautiful held a county wide Trash Bash. The Trash Bash was part of the Great American Clean up that takes place in spring around Earth Day....
'Cinco de Mayo' celebration to benefit Humane Society
COCOA -- Don't make any dinner plans on Thursday, May 8, as El Charro Fine Mexican Food in Cocoa will host the third annual "Cinco de Critters" fundraiser, benefiting the Central Brevard Humane Society, from 5 to 9 p.m. Featuring a "Barkarita" Yappy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. and a silent auction, the Humane ...
Pet of the week
A 7-month-old kitten, 'Romeo' is the sweet and snuggly pet of Tanya Bennett of Merritt Island. Some of Romeo's favorite things to do are play fetch with his ball, run around the house like a mad cat with his two sisters and cuddle with his mommy....

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