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Sister City Program bridges cultural gap
BREVARD - In order to truly understand another's culture, one must first meet its people, explore its land and research its history. This is the concept behind the Sister City Program of Cocoa. While it is based in Cocoa, the program has ties throughout Brevard County and is an affiliate of Sister Cities International, which was created during ...
Energy efficiency makeover benefits local animal shelter
COCOA - If animals could talk, they would be giving great thanks to Florida Power and Light. On July 19, the electric utility company gave the Cocoa-based Central Brevard Humane Society an energy efficiency makeover, which will allow the no-kill shelter to save as much as $2,200 on its yearly ...
Cat colony owners stand ground on feral cat issue
BREVARD - A national animal rights organization announced last week its support of a lawsuit against the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners for illegally suspending parts of a 13-year-old ordinance for feral cat colonies. Alley Cat Allies, a national organiz...
Aviation training for international students comes to a halt
BREVARD - Conor Deeny has hoped to become a pilot since the age of 5. Now, the 18-year-old former Pilot Training College student is unsure when his dreams will take flight. Mr. Deeny, who is from Ireland, was one of 174 aviation students who were, until recently, training with Florida Tech. Pilot Training College, which is based ...
110 gallons and counting
ROCKLEDGE - Once every other week, George Soper receives his "therapy," while lying in a chair with a needle in his arm. "You know the feeling you get when someone is struggling with a (flat) tire on the side of the road, and you help them? It's not the appreciation ...
Creepy crawly creature
Edward Woodring, 10, of Scottsmoor, gets a closer look at a beetle with his magnifying glass during 'Creepy Crawly Day' at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville Saturday, July 14. Edible insects, bug Olympics and butterfly walks were just some of the activities on the special day dedicated to the creepy craw...
Brevard gets healthy
MELBOURNE - Healthy living isn't a trend. It's a lifestyle. In an effort to spread this awareness around the county, Richard Hendry, operations manager of Nature's Market in Melbourne, has created the Brevard Healthy Living Initiative. The initiative aims to bring together area businesses, healthcare ...
It pays to be pretty in Melbourne
MELBOURNE - In an effort to enhance its public areas, the city of Melbourne is offering grants to residents and groups interested in completing beautification projects. Steven Graham, parks administrator for the city, said Melbourne will provide grants of $500 to $2,500 to applicants ...
Next stop, Mars!
Jack Hachmeister, 9, and David Kirkendall, 11, both from Melbourne, make a land rover in the robotics lab at the Camp Kennedy Space Center day camp Thursday, July 19, inside the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame's Educational Facility. Campers experience space shuttle mission simulations, tours of Kennedy Space Center an...
Just hangin' around
Andy Stefanek/staff photographer Zoe Griffin, 8, of Viera takes a spin on the multi-axis trainer at the Camp Kennedy Space Center day camp Thursday, July 19, inside the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame's Educational Facility. Campers experience space shuttle mission simulations, tours of Kennedy Space Center and the opportunity to meet and talk with an...
Fighting poverty first-hand
MELBOURNE - Leaders of a local soup kitchen plan to open a new, expanded facility this August in an attempt to better fight poverty. "This (new facility) is going to give us a better situation for clients and an opportunity to help them out of poverty," sai...
Pet of the week
Brody, a 6-year-old Anatolian Shepard, is our "stand-out" pup this week and the loveable son of Jeff and Tess Jones of Melbourne. In addition to showing off his upstanding stature, Brody's favorite activities are going on walks with his daddy (pictured in photo), eating Milk Bones (the large size!) and barking in the backyard....

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