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A change of heart
BREVARD - Quite literally, Kim Gabriel is suffering from a broken heart. After complications from an open-heart surgery in 2011 severely damaged her heart, the Melbourne resident was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, or Stage 3 heart failure. Doctors said that a heart transplant ....
Promise in Brevard finds strength in numbers
BREVARD - With less than a week until the end of the competition, Promise in Brevard needed a helping hand to win a substantial grant from CHASE Bank. But it was 20 helping hands - to be exact - that earned the nonprofit a check for $10,000, with only a f...
Unemployment rate continues to improve, official say
BREVARD - The Brevard County unemployment rate continues to show signs of improvement, after falling to 9.4 percent this past August, down from 9.8 in July, official said. The rate remains higher than the state average. The statewide, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is currently at 8.8 percent, unchan...
Smash hit
Gemini Elementary School student Danielle D'Orio of Melbourne Beach hits an overhand smash during the Gemini team tennis match. Students, teachers and administrators participated in the first Gemini Open Tennis Tournament at Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach Saturday, Sept. 29....
'Witch Way' do we run?
INDIALANTIC - This Halloween, eat all of the candy corn you can get your hands on, without feeling too guilty. You'll have a chance to make up for it by signing up for the town of Indialantic's fifth annual "Witch Way 5K" on Saturday, Oct. 13. The Halloween-themed race will ...
Satellite Beach Woman's Club hosts two events
SATELLITE BEACH - The Satellite Beach Woman's Club has some exciting events coming up. First, the club is hosting a political forum on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Satellite Beach Civic Center, at 565 Cassia Blvd. "The Satellite Beach Woman's Club is not a political group, but we sponsor this event so that the ...
'Dream machine' to battle crime in Brevard's streets
BREVARD - The Brevard County Sheriff's Office is on the path to creating stronger prevention and community programs with a futuristic gift they received Sept. 22 from Melbourne-based business and reality TV stars Parker Brothers Concepts. The fully electric, futuristic motorcycle, complete with blue lights and a siren...
You can do it!
Sea Turtle Preservation Society worker Elaine Lennon of Melbourne keeps a close eye on a green turtle as it makes its way toward the ocean in south Cocoa Beach. The turtle hatchlings journey from its nest to the ocean allows them to imprint on their home beach....
Roadway project to impact Melbourne Causeway traffic through 2013
MELBOURNE - Beginning Oct. 4, the eastern section of New Haven Avenue will become a one-way street during road renovations until August 2013, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. The changes and other traffic adjustments are required as part of a major roadway project that includes the re...
That punt is good!
Donielle Stephan, 10, of Merritt Island performs the kick portion, while winning third place in the girls 10-11 division of the Punt, Pass and Kick competition at Kelly Park West in Merritt Island Sunday, Sept. 23. The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition is a free competition open to boys and girls ages 6-15....
Roosevelt Elementary promotes healthy start to day
COCOA BEACH - Remember that old saying, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?" Those words rang true at Roosevelt Elementary School in September, as local hero and Guinness World Record-holder Wyatt Werneth visited with the students to signify the importance of eating a healthy breakfast t...
Unique art brought to life at The Ceramic Warehouse
PALM BAY - Sitting in a warehouse filled with everything from ceramic Christmas trees and dragons to Halloween-inspired ghosts and servingware, Toni Sadiwick shows two customers how to properly paint their own ceramic pieces. "We allow anyone who wants to show up a chance to create their own pieces," said ...
Style and skill
Cole Sincox, 7, of Palm Bay shows his punting style during the Punt, Pass and Kick competition at Liberty Park in Palm Bay Sunday, Sept. 23. The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition is a free competition open to boys and girls, ages 6-15....
Best seat in the house
Jada McKinney, 7, of Rockledge, sits on a statue, while enjoying some music at the Avenue Viera. The Avenue Viera presents a free concert every Friday from 6-9 p.m....
Rockledge police chief announces resignation
ROCKLEDGE - Rockledge Chief of Police Ron Krueger announced he will be stepping down on Oct. 26, 2012, from his position at the Rockledge Police Department to spend more time with his family. Chief Krueger said in his resignation letter that he and his wife, Linda, long to spend more time with their son, ...
Pet of the week
A 10-year-old silky terrier, 'MacDuff' is the stylish pup of Lynda Wolfe of Rockledge. Other than donning his favorite shades, some of MacDuff's favorite activities are chasing lizards, playing fetch (while often distracted by nearby lizards), and riding in the car and barking at any motorcycle that passes by....

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