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Blues music, barbeque to fill the air in Cocoa Village
BREVARD -- Bring a healthy appetite for delicious food and fantastic music this weekend, as the Historic Cocoa Village Association hosts the fourth annual "BBQ & Blues Festival" on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7. With some of the nation's top blues musicians providing top-of-the-line entertainment a...
New director to lead Chamber Singers in patriotic performance
INDIALANTIC -- Space Coast residents will be treated to two free concerts by the Indialantic Chamber Singers on Friday, June 6 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Viera at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, June 8 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Indialantic at 3 p.m. "A Choral Portrait of America" ...
Music for the soul
Local band 'Home Style Music' entertained during The City of Palm Bay's Hurricane Expo, Saturday, May 31. Band members Andrew and Jason Cartmell and Rebecca Antoon are from Satellite Beach, while Matthew Brown is from Palm Bay. The band usually plays assisted living facilities to brighten the day of others....
Meerkat mealtime
Brevard Zoo zookeeper Sebastian Carcano of Viera feeds some of the newer residents of the zoo on Friday, May 30. The meerkats have been on exhibit since March. Last week, Brevard Zoo helped Brevard County children and parents celebrate the beginning of summer vacation with a $5 ticket price....
Animal shelters host 'Back in Black' adoption event
BREVARD -- Brevard County Animal Care centers recently announced a month-long adoption promotion for June. "Back in Black" will take place through June 30 at the Brevard County Animal Care Centers in Melbourne and Titusville, as a way to increase public awareness and adoptions of black cats and dogs, a spokesperson fr...
Elections Office supports hunger initiatives
BREVARD -- Local folks in need will soon benefit from a recent hunger project, hosted by the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Office. For the fifth year, the office partook in the "Vote to End Child Hunger Bake Sale" on May 27, which raised more than $2,500 for Project Hunger and United Way's Feed and Read sites...
Pregnancy Resources names new executive director
BREVARD -- Late last month, one of Brevard's most recognized organizations announced its new executive director, following the resignation of the previous leader. Freddi Woodford was appointed the new executive director of Pregnancy Resources on May 21 by Linda Evans, board president of the organization....
8-year-old girl 'conscious and alert' after having no pulse
BREVARD --What was expected to be a fun and relaxing time over Memorial Day weekend quickly turned into a nightmare at one family's pool party. Emergency personnel said an 8-year-old Palm Bay girl was in stable condition, while being taken to an Orlando hospital, following a near-drowning in a backyard swimming pool. ...
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 ...
Trailblazers mark 25-year anniversary with reunion
BREVARD -- Consider this a wanted poster of sorts: The Trailblazers are looking for some of the estimated 4,000 East Central Florida residents, who have helped drive the group to its 25th anniversary, a milestone which will be celebrated at a reunion Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. For those...
Fertilizer ban targets unincorporated Brevard
BREVARD -- Space Coast residents will have to turn to other options for caring for their yards, now that a fertilizer ban has gone into effect for unincorporated areas of Brevard County. The ban, which began June 1 and will last through Sept. 30, targets fertilizers that contain nitrogen and phosphorus. The ordinance,...
Getting her kicks
Hannah Silianoff, 16, of Melbourne showed off her agility and skill Saturday, May 31 at the Black Belt Extravaganza, held at The Scott Center at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy. The event was sponsored by Master Robert J. McCarthy's Family Taekwondo and Fitness Center. Practitioners of Taekwondo from Melbourne, Tampa and The...
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 4-and-a-half-year-old Greyhound, "Topper' is the sweet-natured pet of Joy and Jay Antonucci of Viera. Rescued from the race track with a broken leg, Topper, whose race name was 'Fuzzy's Top Flight,' loves to play with squeaky toys, race around the coffee table, go on walks and get belly rubs....

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