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Youth triathlon, duathlon expected to draw large crowds
BREVARD -- The day before adults take on one of the Space Coast's most challenging sporting events, children from throughout the county will have an opportunity to participate in the Pineapple Kidz Triathlon, Duathlon and Relay on Saturday, May 31 in Melbourne Beach. Registration is currently open for at...
Fundraiser to benefit Haitian church mission
BREVARD -- Since 1999, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community in Indialantic has supported the destitute parish villages in Les Palmes, Morne a Chandelle and Durissy, Haiti, through its Hearts Out to Haiti Mission. With a main focus on supporting the education of more than 5,000 school children, while als...
A need for speed at the Grand Prix
Pete Lehnertz and Trent Wyant gas up the J.D. Byrider boat, prior to the Thunder on Cocoa Beach Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix Saturday, May 17. The J.D. Byrider boat calls Satellite Beach home....
Local Airman receives POW medal, 70 years later
BREVARD -- On April 24, 1944, James Misuraca was a 23-year-old, 2nd Lt. B-24 bombardier, with the 448th Bombardment Group, when he left Seething Field in England for a 10-hour round trip bombing mission against the industrial city of Augsburg, Germany. Seventy years later, Lt. Col. Misuraca, now a 93-year-old r...
Brevard now known as shark-attack capital of the world
BREVARD -- Brevard County is currently the shark-attack capital of the world, following an attack on a local woman at Melbourne Beach on Thursday, May 15. For the year 2014, Brevard County has recorded 10 shark attacks, officially overtaking Volusia County by two attacks, said Eisen Witcher, assistant chief of Brevard...
First-ever nature race to be held at Turkey Creek Sanctuary
PALM BAY -- Whether you're a competitive-minded nature-lover or a bird watcher who could use a little exercise, the City of Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its first 5K race, for athletes of all levels. The inaugural event is scheduled for Saturday, May 24 at the Turkey Creek Sanctuary, loca...
He's got the power
Michael 'Mongo' Di Biase of Rockledge pulls a fire engine, attached to an ambulance, during the StayFit Helth Club's Second Annual Strongman competition. Contestants were timed, as they pulled the vehicles a set distance. Reed Tompkins of Rockledge is pictured taking up slack in the rope. Mr. Di Biase won the truck pull com...
Hospital unveils new state-of-the-art MRI suite
PALM BAY -- Health First Palm Bay Hospital is now home to a state-of-the-art MRI suite, officials announced on Monday, May 12. The new MRI room, which is roughly three times larger than its prior location, houses a GE 1.5 Tesla Signa Excite 16-time High Definition EchoSpeed 8 Channel MRI Scanner. The are...
A 'Stand Down' for homeless veterans
The American Legion Post 117 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1005 are coming together to sponsor a South Brevard Stand Down on Saturday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 117, 189 Veterans Drive Palm Bay. What is a Stand Down? Stand Down refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program, designe...
Pet of the week
A 5-year-old Black Capped Conure, 'Mr. Boo' is the flighty friend of Joseph Daleo of Palm Bay. Some of Mr. Boo's favorite pastimes include hanging out with his dad, sitting on his shoulder and taking baths. ...

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