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Local classes lend a helping hand to Haiti
SATELLITE BEACH - For the past 13 years, a local mission group has been hard at work providing education, support and spirit to three impoverished, rural mountain communities in Haiti. Since its creation in 1999, Hearts Out to Haiti, a mission organized and run by Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community in Indialantic, has constructed multiple ...
Viera resident reaches new heights on 80th birthday
VIERA - Amir Pishdad celebrated his 80th birthday free-falling 13,500 feet above the ground. "It's something that I thought was interesting and challenging," Mr. Pishdad said about his birthday skydiving trip in Sebastian earlier this month. "I thought it was great, especially the free fall for 55 seconds ...
Look, no hands!
McKenzie Bormeman, 12, of Satellite Beach, performs an aerial at Fun Dance Camp at the David R. Schechter Community Center. The weeklong camp teaches tumbling, dance and hip-hop by the Rhythm in Motion dance staff....
Rose sisters thrive in beachside community
MELBOURNE BEACH - It is often said that the sweetest-smelling and most beautiful flower is the rose. Curtis Byrd of Melbourne Beach could not agree with this assumption more, as he has raised a small garden of these flourishing flowers for many years. Mr. Byrd's garden is not filled with roses of the literal...
Feeding the hungry in Brevard and beyond
BREVARD - After traveling to Tanzania on medical mission trips and witnessing famine, neglect and poverty among its people, Dr. Ross Clevens, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Brevard, and his wife, Dani, created Face of Change. In January 2011, Face of Change provided 100,000 meals to ...
Turtle power: Brevardians to race at all paces in support of the sea turtles
INDIALANTIC - Whether you run, walk or "krawl" your way to the finish line, every step you take in the 2012 5K Turtle Krawl Run/Walk will benefit one of the Space Coast's most beloved visitors: the sea turtles. Set for 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 15, this year's race begins and ends at Nance Park in Indialanti...
Brown tide algae plagues lagoon
BREVARD - A portion of the Indian River Lagoon is being attacked by brown tide algae, turning the water into a muddy, brown color, and making it the worst algae outbreak the lagoon has ever experienced. "The brown tide started in early July in Mosquito Lagoon and started to spread south," said Troy Rice, I...
Walk it out!
Instructor Nina Hayes, 17, of Satellite Beach helps Sydney McDonough, 10, of Melbourne do a back walkover at Fun Dance Camp at the David R. Schechter Community Center. The weeklong camp teaches tumbling, dance and hip-hop by the Rhythm in Motion dance staff....
Florida Tech names new ice hockey coach
MELBOURNE - The Florida Institute of Technology recently announced Fern Kidder as the new head coach of the school's ice hockey team, a club sport. "I'd love to see the guys do well, on and off the ice," Coach Kidder said. "I'm looking forward to doing something new, and I would like to thank my family for...
Thinking pink
Breast cancer survivors take the stage at the kick-off party for the 'Put On Your Pink Bra' campaign Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Viera Holiday Inn. The kick-off celebration for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk inspires participants to get their teams together in order to raise funds to fight breast can...
These fists were made for flying
Kelly Metzler (right) of Merritt Island lands a left-hook on the chin of her opponent, Amanda O'Connor of Cocoa, during their women's amateur Muay-Thai fight at Levelz Nightclub in Melbourne Saturday, Aug. 18. Ms. Metzler won the fight by unanimous decision. Donnie Hair's 'Live Cage Fights' featured amateur Mixed M...
On the water: Maritime Mobile Service could save lives
Ever wonder just what that red button on your new marine radio is for? Do you know how to use it? Do you know how that little red button can save your life? All modern marine radios now feature Digital Selective Calling for automated distress hailing. This feature can only be used if your radio is programmed with a unique code...
Recycled plastic bags transform into mats for homeless veterans
BREVARD - Local sculpture artist Suzanne Frank is putting her clay away for a while to focus on creating mats, made entirely out of plastic bags, for homeless veterans. "If we can't help them after they have helped us so much, then what is it all about?" Mrs. Frank said. "If (helping them) means just savin...
Pretty in pink
Jeanne Fiedor of Palm Bay sports her pink bra and sign as she walks in the 'pink bra' fashion show at the kick-off party for the 'Put On Your Pink Bra' campaign Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Viera Holiday Inn. The kick-off celebration for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk inspires participants to get thei...
One of the nation's best zoos belongs to Brevard
BREVARD - If you are seeking to visit one of the nation's top zoos, look no further than in Brevard County. According to a list compiled by the popular travel-review website TripAdvisor.com, Melbourne's Brevard Zoo took the eighth-plac...
Our Saviour Catholic School celebrates 50th anniversary
COCOA BEACH - Our Saviour Catholic School started the 2012-13 school year with much to celebrate. Students, families, faculty, alumni and city officials joined together Aug. 17 for a 50th anniversary celebratory mass at Our Saviour Church. Our Saviour Catholic School, a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excelle...
Colorful support
Dennie Andrews of Suntree shows his support by wearing a pink bra at the kick-off party for the 'Put On Your Pink Bra' campaign Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Viera Holiday Inn. The kick-off celebration for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk inspires participants to get their teams together in order to rais...
Pet of the week
A 6-month-old Papillon and Bichon mix, "Bogie" is the curious and playful pup of Donna Gaber of Rockledge. Bogie's favorite pastimes include giving kisses, playing catch with his favorite toy and sneaking into the trash can to chew on anything made of paper....

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