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Library program to be a favorite for all ages
BREVARD -- All aboard! Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 26, as the Central Brevard Library in Cocoa hosts "Trains, Trains, Trains" from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This free program, which is staged by the Florida East Coast Railway Society, is sure to have something for everyone from train and history en...
Nine compete for County Commission seat
BREVARD -- Nine Brevard County residents have qualified for the County Commission, District 4, race this fall. David Armstrong, Richard Charbonneau, Gregory Jones, Bill Klein, Richard Lacey, George Lebovitz, Mike McCarty, Curtis Smith and Frank Zilaitis will vie for the seat in the partisan race. Basic information abo...
Snow and sunshine
Teagan Brennan, 6, of Satellite Beach got the chance to play with snow and build a snowman Saturday, July 12. Mattress Mark of Indian Harbour Beach held a Christmas in July sale. Snow, Christmas cookies and even Santa were on hand....
Drivers needed for volunteer program
BREVARD -- One of the nation's most recognizable community-based, volunteer health organizations is in need of drivers for a program that helps patients get to and from doctors' appointments. The American Cancer Society, the official sponsor of birthdays, is looking for volunteer drivers for its Road to ...
Two compete for county judge seat
BREVARD -- Two Brevard County residents have qualified for the position of County Court Judge, Group 8, this fall. Oscar Hotusing will challenge eight-year incumbent Benjamin Garagozlo, who was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush in 2006, in the nonpartisan race. Basic information about the candidates is as follows: Benjamin...
Down at the Derby
'Snap Happy' from Melbourne, a member of one of Brevard County's own roller derby team, Molly Roger RollerGirls, skated against the Soul City Sirens from Augusta, Georgia, Saturday, July 12. The Molly Roger RollerGirls competed under the rules of The Women's Flat Track Derby Association, a league they are trying out for....
Two compete for city commissioner seat
COCOA BEACH -- Two Cocoa Beach residents have qualified for Seat No. 4 on the Cocoa Beach City Commission this fall. Dlorah "Dee Dee" Sheffield will challenge seven-year incumbent Skip Williams in the nonpartisan race. Basic information about the candidates is as follows: Dee Dee Sheffield Age: 55 City: Cocoa Beach ...
Two compete for school board seat
COCOA BEACH -- Two north Brevard residents have qualified for the Brevard County School Board District 1 seat this fall. Misty Belford will face Paul Chinaris in the nonpartisan race. Basic information about the candidates is as follows: Misty Belford Age: 41 City: Titusville Years as resident: 11 Occupation: presi...
Ready to roll
'Julie Black N Decker,' No. 333 of Melbourne, 'Kellasaurus,' No. 65 of Viera, 'Kikin Puppies,' No. 9 of Palm Bay, 'Snap Happy," No. 57 of Melbourne and 'Five Knuckle Bullet,' No. 38 of Viera are members of Brevard County's own roller derby team, the Molly Roger RollerGirls. The girls skated against the Soul City Sirens from...
Boating safety class for new, experienced boaters
BREVARD -- Brevard County residents are lucky to enjoy a plethora of water activities throughout the year, and one organization is making sure the community enjoys Brevard's waterways in a safe and responsible manner. On Saturday, July 26, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is hostin...
An early bird
Jessie Fair, 4, of Cape Canaveral shows off a worm she dug out of a log at the Log Dissection station set up at Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, Saturday, July 12. The sanctuary held its third annual Creepy Crawly Day. Children of all ages got the chance to dissect logs, learn about insects and bats, take hikes and eat edible in...
Find answers to your pets' biggest questions
BREVARD -- Have you ever wondered why your dog is terrified of riding in the car or why your cat cannot stand to be anywhere near the kitchen sink? On Saturday, July 19, gifted psychic Ellen Doreen will provide pet "paw" readings at the Central Brevard Humane Society's Merritt Island Adoption Center from...
Pet of the week
An 8-year-old Labradoodle, 'Rufus' is the clever pup of Dick and Susan DeHoyos of Suntree. Some of Rufus' favorite things to do are chase squirrels, play catch and fetch drinks from the refrigerator, in exchange for treats. ...

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