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Annual event to celebrate the power of women
BREVARD -- The month of May seems to be synonymous with women, and one local business is excited to continue the celebration of the female gender with a one-of-a-kind event. On Friday, May 9, One Senior Place in Viera will host its eighth annual "Women's Day Extravaganza" from noon until 4 p.m. The event...
New facility helps children with special needs
BREVARD -- For the past year, Kristen Malfara's dream has been slowly becoming a reality. More than a decade ago, she created The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project, a nonprofit organization, established in honor of her son, Morgan, who has a rare genetic disorder that affects the central nervous system. Morgan was diagnosed with L...
Brevard Zoo opens new sea turtle rehabilitation facility
BREVARD -- Experts said that injured or diseased sea turtles in Brevard County and beyond now have a better chance of survival, thanks to the opening of a new, 2,400-square-foot Sea Turtle Healing Center last month at Brevard Zoo. The new center includes two separate holding facilities, with a total of 12 tanks, rangi...
Crazy for comics
Rylee Pope, 3, and her brother Jimmy, 2, of Melbourne, collect a few comics at the comic book store Famous Faces and Funnies in West Melbourne, Saturday, May 3. The first Saturday in May is celebrated as 'Free Comic Book Day' around the world to inspire people to read. Participating comic book stores make some comics availa...
Boating safety class for new, experienced water-lovers
PALM BAY -- With summer on the heels of Brevard County residents, one local organization is making sure the community enjoys Brevard's waterways in a safe and responsible manner. On Saturday, May 17, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will host its About Boating Safely class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Th...
The dark side
Phoebe Allen, 7, of Palm Bay poses with Darth Vader at the comic book store Famous Faces and Funnies in West Melbourne, Saturday, May 3. The first Saturday in May is celebrated as 'Free Comic Book Day' around the world. Participating comic book stores make some comics available for free. The idea of Free Comic Book Day is t...
Local school participates with international hunger relief agency
BREVARD -- On Friday, May 9, grades K-12 at the Community Christian School in Melbourne will take part in an international food drive to help stop hunger. Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has packed more than 142 million meals for 65 different countries since 2005. "(It's important) to exp...
Exchange students make strides along Space Coast
BREVARD -- A group of very unique students has made its mark on Brevard County, bringing with them culture, excitement and a hunger for learning. Robin Beal, an area representative for the American Scandinavian Student Exchange, has made it her mission to bring students from all over the globe to Brevard...
First-place winners
Blake Gifford, 11, Juliana Martinez, 11, Zac Nielsen, 11, Maxx Bachelor, 11 and Matt Kish, 10 won first place in the design category at the Solar Cook Off at the Energy Whiz Olympics, Saturday, May 3. The team represented Ocean Breeze Elementary school of Indian Harbour Beach. The various alternative energy competitions too...
Children's advocacy program to host night at Space Coast Stadium
BREVARD -- 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 b...
Whiz kid competition
Ben Kowalski, 13, of Merritt Island represented Edgewood Junior Senior High School at the Energy Whiz Olympics, Saturday, May 3. Ben is pictured demonstrating his team's Rube Goldberg machine. The various alternative energy competitions took place at the Solar Energy Center at the UCF campus in Cocoa....
Organizations donate pet food to families
TITUSVILLE -- Two local organizations will be distributing dog and cat food to Brevard families in need on Saturday, May 10. Grace United Methodist Church and the SPCA of Brevard have partnered to help ease the burden of local pet owners, who may not be able to afford food for their pets. "If people can no longer affo...
Cocoa girl's 'Wish' comes true
BREVARD -- 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 t...
Out for the big catch
Jack White, 7, of Indialantic gets ready to cast at the 30th annual Kids Fishing Contest at the Melbourne Beach Founders Day celebration, Saturday, May 3. Even though it was a rainy day Saturday, crowds gathered in Ryckman Park and at the Pier to celebrate....
Choral ensemble announces new director
INDIALANTIC -- The Space Coast's premier choral group has selected a new director after one year of working with three highly qualified candidates. On Tuesday, April 29, the Indialantic Chamber Singers announced that Ryan Kasten will lead the group as the new, permanent artistic director. Made up of 40 p...
Grant to further develop computer, technology programs at college
MELBOURNE -- 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 a...
Pet of the week
Twelve-week-old American smooth-haired guinea pigs, 'Fudge Alicious' and 'Cocoa Powder' are the easy-going pets of Amber and Allison Teschendorf of Melbourne. This duo enjoys eating hay and carrots, hiding in their 'Pigloo' or hammock and watching TV on their family's laps....

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