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Local communities gear up for National Night Out
ROCKLEDGE - Like many others in Brevard County, Sandra Pelham is on a mission to save her community. "There were times when you would see guys walking up and down the street, selling drugs from car to car," she said pointing toward Monroe Street in Melbourne. ...
Brevard heads back to school
BREVARD - Summer break is nearing an end, which means students everywhere are gearing up to head back to the classroom. Here is a list of some of this year's changes, as reported by Brevard Public Schools, to keep you in the know for the ...
Rising heat leads to more venomous snakes on the Space Coast
BREVARD - A local wildlife trapper said the rising heat is leading to more venomous snake sightings in Brevard County. "This week, I have encountered three venomous snakes: two Eastern Diamondbacks and a Cottonmouth," said James Dean, owne...
Movin' and shakin'
Virginia Taylor of Cocoa does a Zumba Fitness dance routine to the song 'Crazy Love' in front of the Cape Canaveral City Hall Saturday, July 28. More than 100 people showed up to be filmed doing a Zumba dance routine to be submitted to the FOX TV show 'So You Think You Can Dance.' FOX has designated the last Satur...
Youths learn leadership in D.C.
VIERA - Two teens from the Satellite Beach Police Athletic League recently attended a national leadership conference in Washington D.C. Amanda Blanchard, 15, a sophomore at Viera High, and Chelsea Hill, 17, a senior at Satellite High, we...
Town manager up for termination
INDIALANTIC - During last month's town council meeting, the mayor and deputy mayor said they are dissatisfied with a recent hire made by the town manager, and it may cost him his job. Deputy Mayor Loren Goldfarb said Chris Chinault, Indialantic...
Future guitar star
Jacob Johnson, 10, of Satellite Beach practices his guitar during guitar camp at the David R. Schechter Community Center in Satellite Beach. Students at the weeklong camp hone their skills by learning song writing, chords and recording techniques....
Beachside group teams to keep Christmas lights on
INDIALANTIC - What is a Christmas like without any lights? A group of Indialantic residents don't want to find out, which is why they have formed the Hometown Holiday Light Campaign Committee. "The town of Indialantic had a longstanding tradi...
Reduced budget aids crucial areas
VIERA - Brevard County Manager Howard Tipton submitted a new budget for the 2013 fiscal year earlier this month that is a 22.3 percent reduction from last year's budget. "The new budget is about $62 million less than the current budget," Mr. Tipton said. "...
Pets, families to make a 'splash' at inaugural event
BREVARD - The dog days of summer will be a bit cooler Aug. 11 during the Big Splash Family Fun Day at the Cocoa Village Animal Wellness Center. During the event, pets and their families can enjoy vendors, artisans, live music by Jessica Lynn Williams, animal adopti...
The Dos and Don'ts following a snake bite
Do Remain calm Immediately call 911 Immobilize the bitten area Keep affected area at or below the heart Limit victim's movement Remove all jewelry, restrictive clothing and any constricting item before swelling occurs Safely try to observe snake's identifying traits Don't Don't use a tourniquet, which is a constricting or compressing device use...
Melbourne High students win international title
MELBOURNE - Regardless of their background or skill level, everyone deserves the opportunity to play sports. This is the concept behind the Beachside TOPSoccer program, which was started and directed by local high school students and won...
Inaugural Tuxes and Tails event to raise funds for Central Brevard Humane Society
BREVARD - On Saturday, Aug. 11, Brevard's best dressed will gather for a "purr-fect" event. To celebrate the Central Brevard Humane Society's 60th anniversary, the nonprofit will host an inaugural Tuxes and Tails Gala at the Indian River Colony Club in Viera from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event will featu...
Ready, set, Zumba!
Donna Buist of Melbourne does a Zumba Fitness dance routine to the song 'Crazy Love' in front of the Cape Canaveral City Hall Saturday, July 28. More than 100 people showed up to be filmed doing a Zumba dance routine to be submitted to the FOX TV show 'So You Think You Can Dance.' FOX has designated the last Satur...
Cracking the FCAT
COCOA - Samantha "Sam" Cavallaro was pleasantly surprised when she opened her third-grade FCAT results to find a perfect score in the math portion. And in subsequent years, she did it again and again, achieving a perfect math score for four out of five years...
Youth basketball League is back
TITUSVILLE - The Upward Youth Basketball League has returned, and registration is now open for the 2012 season. The Titusville-based youth basketball league, held at the city's Park Avenue Baptist Church and the Gibson Gym, welcomes first- through eighth-grader...
A memorable date with ROMEO
BREVARD - O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Well, Brevard, our local beloved has been found in a group of eight men, ranging from ages 72 to 81, who call themselves ROMEO: Retired Old Men Eating Out. They have tasked themselves with dining at loca...
How refreshing!
Allen March, 7, of Palm Bay cools off by running through the fountains at Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village. The fountains are a popular place for kids to come and cool off during the hot summer months....
Pet of the week
A 2-year-old Shih-Tzu, "Shiloh" is the four-legged fashionista of Lorraine Honeycutt of Palm Bay. Shiloh's favorite hobbies are playing ball, running around with her doggie friends and, above all, enjoying a relaxing ride in her wagon....

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