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Inaugural 5K to help kick cancer in the 'Booty'
BREVARD -- A Brevard-based cancer charity and local doctor are coming together to create a unique race, with the aim of decimating a strain of one of the most feared diseases. On Saturday, May 17, lace up your running shoes for a fantastic cause, as "The Booty Run," created in honor of Dr. Rachel Lefebvr...
Children's choir to host auditions for upcoming season
BREVARD -- One of the Space Coast's most elite children's music ensembles will host an open audition for students this weekend. On Saturday, May 17, the Brevard Children's Chorus will host auditions for singers in fourth through 10th grade from 9 a.m. to noon at Suntree United Methodist Church in Melbour...
Bulgarian organist to perform for Space Coast audience
SUNTREE -- Get ready for a unique music experience truly unlike any other. On Sunday, May 18, Bulgarian-born Silviya Mateva will grace the A.E. Schlueter organ at Advent Lutheran Church, closing out the 2013-14 concert series. The performance, which begins at 3 p.m., is free, but reserved tickets are req...
One healthy hat
Marion Dipasquale of Indian Harbour Beach greets ladies at the door of One Senior Place in Viera on Friday, May 9. One Senior Place hosted a one-day event, called 'Women's Day Extravaganza.' Ms. Dipasquale went with a gardening theme for the event's inaugural Hat Contest....
Florida Tech team takes second in national science competition
BREVARD -- A team from the Florida Institute of Technology finished second in a national science competition earlier this month. The team, which designed a system involving large-scale emulated computer networks, placed second and won $5,000 in the Eighth Annual National Security Innovation Competition in Colorado Spr...
Local woman charged with taking nude photos of daughter remains in jail
BREVARD -- A Melbourne woman, accused of taking explicit photos of her 12-year-old daughter, is scheduled to appear in court on May 27. Leslie Gay, 34, and her boyfriend, Christopher Lucas, 43, of Melbourne were charged with lewd or l...
Man, charged with battery of school official, held with no bond
BREVARD -- A Brevard County man, who is charged with battery on a school official and disruption of an educational institute, is being held without bond at the Brevard County Jail Complex. Ronald Dan Brown Jr., 28, of Melbourne was arrested on Thursday, May 1, following an altercation at Meadowlane Primary School in W...
A proper tea time
Judi Ryan of Merritt Island served tea at the Community Woman's Club in Cocoa, Saturday, May 10. The club held a 'Downton Abbey' themed tea party. Sweets, savories and tea, served from silver were, on the menu. The Community Woman's Club in Cocoa was founded in 1922 and was instrumental in bringing Cocoa its first library....
Event pays tribute to first responders, military, forgotten heroes
BREVARD -- One local organization is hosting an event this weekend to pay tribute to first responders, the military and to some of World War II's "unsung heroes." Families of the Shield, Inc., will host "The Heart of America and Freedom Tour" at the Bayside High School Theater for the Performing Arts from 7-10 p.m. on...
Brevard Zoo's 'Unselfie' Station
In this day and age, people love taking "selfies," a type of self-portrait, taken with a digital camera or camera phone held at arm's length or in a mirror. People then share these selfies with all their followers on social media websites. Brevard Zoo is introducing a word to their guests that is sweeping the web and plays on Oxford Dictionary's ...
Northrop Grumman announces larges expansion project in the country
BREVARD -- Brevard County will soon be the home of the largest economic development project in the country, officials said. The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast announced on May 8 that Northrop Grumman Corporation has selected Brevard County for an expansion project that could create 1,800 jobs,...
'Blast' from the past
Mark and Marlisa Mohler of Indialantic posed next to one of the 1930s-cars, parked in front of the Hilton Rialto in Melbourne, Saturday, May 10. The Mohlers attended the second annual casino fundraiser, known at 'A Night in Casablanca.' Proceeds from the event went to the South Brevard Sharing Center....
2014-15 Head Start Program
Brevard Public Schools will offer the Head Start Program at selected schools, with a limited enrollment, for the 2014-15 school year. Head Start is a free, early learning program to provide a foundation for school readiness for children, 3-5. To be eligible, a child must: Be 3 or 4 on, or before, Sept. 1, 2014 Be a resident of Brevard County Meet ...
How to request absentee ballots
Any registered voter in Brevard County may request absentee ballots. Requests for absentee ballots may be submitted for single or multiple elections, or for all elections through the next two regularly scheduled general elections. Absentee requests are currently being taken for the following elections: Primary Election, Aug. 26, 2014 General Elect...
Pet of the week
A 7-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Phillip Mauricio, is the comedic pup of Julio Cesar Martinez of Palm Bay. Some of his favorite things to do are run around the house, sleeping the family room and have lunch with his family. ...

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