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Community supports visiting family in need
BREVARD - What was supposed to be a weeklong vacation on Brevard's beaches, turned into a month long stay and an unexpected situation for one Ohio family. Cincinnati residents Justin and Dana Hussel traveled to the sandy beaches of the Space Coast last month for vacation, accompanied by their 2-year-old son, Ba...
Brevard's elementary schools top Florida's rankings
BREVARD - According to the Florida Department of Education, some of the state's highest-ranking elementary schools belong to the Space Coast, including Florida's top-ranked school: West Melbourne Elementary School for Science. The school's pri...
A pirate's life for me!
Holland Lake, 6, of Satellite Beach channels her inner pirate as she pretends to steer the pirate ship, Calypso, at Squid Lips Overwater Grill in Melbourne. Every Tuesday is 'Party like a Pirate' night at the popular riverside grill. Special pirate promotions are planned each week and everyone is invited to tour Ca...
Magic and make-believe
Satellite Beach residents Hannah Wiesham, 13, and Jessica Nelson, 13, perform as 'Tinkerbell' and 'Ariel' during the 'Odyssey of the Sea' play Saturday, June 23. Local children were encouraged to dress up in costume during 'Ariel & Captain Hook's Under the Sea Adventure' at the David R. Schechter Community Center....
Area sixth-grade students shine: FCAT performance tops the state
BREVARD - This year's Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, was one of the most rigorous yet. But that didn't faze Brevard's sixth graders, who led the state with the highest math scores. The county's sixth graders had the highest percentage of students scoring at Level 3 or above on the FCA...
A major milestone
Robert Cabana, director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Orion program manager Mark Geyer, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and NASA deputy administrator Lori Garver, stand in front of the new space-bound Orion spacecraft at Kennedy Space Center July 2. The arrival of Orion marks a new milestone in the construction of t...
Volunteers provide warmth, hope for kids in need
BREVARD - Volunteers from throughout the Space Coast will put their talents to good work this month, as part of a unique project, known as Quilters Against Kids Hunger. The group will gather on July 7, July 21 and Aug. 4 to create quilts to donate to children in transition or those without permanent homes. The ...
Hurricane food safety tips from the Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is urging residents of coastal states to plan ahead this hurricane season and minimize the potential for foodborne illness in the event of power outages, flooding...
Melbourne's city manager retires
MELBOURNE - After providing a decade of service to the residents of Melbourne, city manager Jack Schluckebier is ready to pass on the torch. He plans to retire in January. "I've been doing this a long time," Mr. Schluckebier said. "I think it's a ...
Ahoy, mateys!
Capt. Daniel Red of Melbourne is one of the many pirates that invades Squid Lips Overwater Grill in Melbourne during the 'Party like a Pirate' event every Tuesday night. Special pirate promotions are planned each week and everyone is invited to tour Captain Daniel Red's pirate ship, which will be docked outside the...
Pet of the week
A 2-year-old Maltese-and-poodle mix, "Bean" is the precious pup of Melisa and Chad Locke of Indian Harbour Beach. Some of Bean's favorite pastimes are chasing lizards (without ever catching them), playing with her toys and other four-legged friends, and, of course, taking plenty of beauty naps....
Behind-the-scenes tours for NASA Space Center's 50th anniversary
For the first time in more than 30 years, NASA is allowing Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests inside the Launch Control Center - where NASA directors and engineers supervised all of the 152 launches for the space shuttle and Apollo programs. The KSC Up-Close: Launch Control Center Tour, the second in Kennedy Space Cen...

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