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Walk the plank at unique event this weekend
BREVARD -- Swashbucklers and scallywags of all ages are invited to the International Palms Resort & Conference Center in Cocoa Beach this weekend for a one-of-a-kind event. From Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15, Pirates of the Treasure Coast will host the third annual Cocoa Beach Pirate Festival, ...
Local arts sector to receive nearly $1 million in grants
BREVARD - On June 5, the Brevard Cultural Alliance announced that it will be one of the local organizations on the receiving end of Florida Gov. Rick Scott's recent approval of more than $900,000 in funding for the Brevard County arts and cultural sector. Nine grants were given to Brevard County cultural organizations...
Brevard Rivalry Run sparks competition, exercise
BREVARD -- With college football season right around the corner, one organization is offering an opportunity for fans and rivals to connect with local alumni, all in the name of good health. For the second consecutive year, the Brevard Seminole Club will host its Brevard Rivalry Run 5K fundraiser Saturday, June 1...
Pretty bird!
Amelia Braselton, 3, of Melbourne gets a boost to feed a red Crested Taraco on exhibit at Brevard Zoo, Friday, May 30. Amelia got a rare chance to feed this bird under the watchful eye of a zookeeper. Last week, Brevard Zoo helped Brevard County children and parents celebrate the beginning of summer vacation with a $5 ticke...
Lifesaving skills
Sara Legault of Viera, a member of the 920th Rescue Wing, based at Patrick Air Force Base, prepares to move simulated wounded Sunday, June 8. Reserve Airmen of the Critical Care Air Transport Team worked on transporting wounded war fighters during their monthly training. Ms. Legault is a speech language pathologist with Br...
Emergency alert notifications now for cell phones
As hurricane season begins, Brevard County Emergency Management stresses the three keys to preparedness: build a hurricane preparedness kit, make an evacuation/communication plan and stay informed. The "stay informed" component is being emphasized this year, and residents are encouraged to register for Emergency Management's n...
Brevard County to help break world record
BREVARD -- Brevard County residents are encouraged to help break a world record this summer. On Friday, June 20, tens of thousands of people across the country will join together for a unified swimming lesson, in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the world's largest swimming lesson. The event is hosted b...
'World Sea Turtle Day' to raise awareness, celebrate species
BREVARD -- With sea turtle nesting season officially upon the Space Coast, one local organization is making sure that residents recognize the importance of turning the lights off, as well as celebrating an important day. On Monday, June 16, the Sea Turtle Preservation Society will celebrate World Sea Tur...
A new purpose
Aslan Hutto, 10, of Palm Bay works on recycling a T-shirt into a shopping bag at the Barrier Island Center, Sunday, June 8. This eco-friendly activity is one of many planned this month at the center. One major announcement from The Barrier Island Sanctuary is that sea turtle season has begun. The center can be contacted at ...
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...
Concerts to feature all-American flair
BREVARD -- Celebrate the American spirit with a truly unique concert experience during the Melbourne Community Orchestra's "Sousa Spectacular" concerts on Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19 at the Melbourne Auditorium. With free admission, doors open to concert-goers at 5:30 p.m., and the concert b...
Helping the wounded
920th Rescue Wing member Lt. Col. Steve Podnos, a doctor from Merritt Island, works with Ssgt. Raul Jimenez of Port St. John and Capt. Jeffrey McDermott of Melbourne, to discuss the care of a patient Sunday, June 8. Reserve Airmen of the Critical Care Air Transport Team worked on transporting wounded war fighters. The simul...
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...
Entries now accepted for Humane Society's 'Pet Calendar'
BREVARD -- Calling all proud pet parents throughout the Space Coast! The Central Brevard Humane Society is currently accepting entries for its 23rd annual "Best Pets of Brevard" photo contest for its 2015 calendar. It doesn't matter if your beloved pet is furry, scaly or feathery -- the Humane Society wi...
Safari sights
Wyatt Crumb, 2, of Port St. John, searches for meerkats just a few feet away from 'Nelson,' the Dik Dik, a small breed of African Antelope at Brevard Zoo, Friday, May 30. The meerkats have been on exhibit since March. The zoo started with two meerkats. Those two have had two litters of offspring, totaling 10 meerkats that c...
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 ...
Pet of the week
A 2-and-a-half-year-old Schnoodle, 'Einstein' is the athletic pup of Alston Calderon and Emily Triana of Satellite Beach. Some of Einstein's favorite things to do are fish the beaches of the Space Coast, take long strolls throughout Brevard's local parks and claims the title as the No. 1 Miami Heat fan....

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