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Nonprofit aims to break cycle of homelessness
SUNTREE - More than 1,200 children in the county's school system do not have a place to call home. And in a dismal economy, children and their families face growing challenges. Aiming to break the cycle of homelessness in Brevard, the Space Coast Center for Mothers with Children assists homeless ...
There's an app for hurricane preparedness
BREVARD - The American Red Cross recently launched a free new mobile application to help save lives during hurricane season. The Hurricane App, available to users on both iPhone and Android platforms, contains a number of features to increase hurricane preparedness, spread ...
Melbourne native gives new meaning to community service
MELBOURNE - Lying on the ground in a sleeping bag, Alex Hunt, 23, could smell the acrid smoke of the Seeley Fire, a raging inferno that began June 26 and which has destroyed over 48,000 acres of Utah's Manti-La Sal National Forest. But instead of panicking, Mr. Hunt, a ...
Showing signs of protest
Indialantic resident Laura Fausone, the legislative director of the Brevard chapter of the National Organization for Women stands in protest with her sign in front of Chick-fil-A in Viera Wednesday, August 1. Members of the Space Coast Progressive Alliance, Brevard chapter of the National Organization for Women and...
Sheriff's bike program climbs monumental milestone
BREVARD - After six years of operation, the Sheriff's Bike Program has donated more than 4,000 bicycles to the underprivileged in Brevard. Aug. 1 marked its 4,000th donated bicycle, given to a child who will use it to get to and from school each day. His name w...
Cocoa Beach rolls out new parking plan
COCOA BEACH - Heading to Cocoa Beach this weekend? Don't forget your cell phone. At an Aug. 2 meeting, the Cocoa Beach City Commission said it would enforce pay-by-phone parking for 214 spaces from North First Street to South First Street along Sta...
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...
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...
Two water towers, communication antennas scheduled for demolition
MELBOURNE - Two water towers used for the public water system, as well as antennas for communication systems will be demolished in Brevard County. "It will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to maintain these towers," said Alison Dawley, assistant city attorney ...
Cocoa Beach graduate has a need for speed
COCOA BEACH - An avid softball player, Shelby Davidson, 18, of Melbourne, was in her sophomore year of high school when she decided to trade in her cleats and pants for sneakers and shorts. With her new found love of track and cross country, Shelby hit the groun...
Ready, set, row!
Rowers Jacob Eberwein, 16, of Palm Bay, and Connor Watson, 15, of Cocoa, listen to coxswain Rachael Curtain, 16, of Melbourne, for the stroke count as they row away from Oars and Paddles Park in Indian Harbour Beach. Rachael is one of the counselors at Space Coast Crew's summer rowing camp....
Strummin' along on the guitar
Sophie Clark, 10, of Melbourne, and Katianna Rickard, 9, of Satellite Beach, work on a duet with their guitars 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. The students pla...
Police aim to curb crime with gun buyback
Rockledge and Cocoa police departments are sponsoring a gun buyback, in partnership with Central Florida Crimeline, on Thursday, Aug. 16. “The program allows for people who have guns to drop them off, no questions asked,” said Barbara Matthews, public information officer for the Cocoa Police Department. “We do ask that people stay in their vehicles ...
Wickham roadway project presses on
MELBOURNE - Local businesses said the road construction happening on South Wickham Road from the stretch of 192 to Old Nasa Boulevard is hurting business. "(It's hurting us) by about 30 percent," said Rebecca Goodman, employee and daughter of the own...
A peaceful protest
Surfrider Foundation member and Cocoa Beach resident Bruce Moeller is flanked by fellow Surfrider Foundation members Tony Sasso and Suzanne Dennis, also from Cocoa Beach, as they hold hands as part of the 'Hands Across the Sand' event at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach Saturday Aug. 4. The international event is me...
Former teacher remains behind bars
MERRITT ISLAND - A former Edgewood Junior/Senior High School drama teacher accused of having a three-year sexual relationship with a young girl, beginning when she was 15, is scheduled for his next appearance in court Aug. 30. ...
Perfect paddling
Rohan Shah, 13, of Viera, and Milan Patel, 12, of Suntree, sit at the front of their eight-person boat, which rows away from Oars and Paddles Park in Indian Harbour Beach. Youth from all over Brevard County participated in the Space Coast Crew's summer rowing camp at the local park....
Several clarifications need to be made regarding the Aug. 3 article, titled "Town manager up for termination." Firstly, Indialantic Town Manager Chris Chinault is not up for termination at this time, as the headline indicates, and there is currently no motion on the table for the council to vote on this issue. Rather, the job performance of the t...
Debate surrounding Chick-fil-A
Renee Crawford of Palm Bay stands in protest with her sign in front of Chick-fil-A in Viera Wednesday, August 1. Members of the Space Coast Progressive Alliance, Brevard chapter of the National Organization for Women and Rainbow Youth all showed up to protest against the anti-choice views of Dan Cathy, president of...

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