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Elvis tribute to benefit Brevard's homeless veterans
BREVARD -- According to the Brevard County-based nonprofit National Veterans Homeless Support, there are about 600 homeless veterans living in Brevard. "To think that there's stuff like that going on in the United States - it's just so wrong, especially because these people shed blood for us," said Ja...
Brevard celebrates life of civil rights activist with events
BREVARD -- More than 80 years ago, an influential activist and prominent civil rights leader was born. To celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who spent most of his life peacefully fighting for racial equality, a variety of ev...
Competition on the court
Satellite High School player Thomas Sheppard goes in for a lay-up, but is fouled hard by Edgewood High School player Kevin Lee. The Satellite Scorpions defeated the Edgewood team from Merritt Island during their junior varsity basketball game....
Festival honors Florida's favorite pie
BREVARD -- Guests can expect to have a tasty time at an upcoming festival at Cocoa Village's Riverfront Park. The 2nd Annual Florida Key Lime Pie Festival will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hosted by The Florida K...
Hiking his way to a new career
BREVARD -- David Miller was a 41-year-old computer software engineer, with three children, and an (extremely) supportive wife, when he decided to quit his job in 2003 and hike the entire Appalachian Trail. It was that 2,185-mile trek, stretching between Ge...
Local charity hopes to raise funding for gated community
BREVARD -- Armed with a PA system, Santa Claus and an abundance of donated toys, Kim Frodge and her crew of charity organizers drove through under-privileged neighborhoods on Christmas Eve, with the intent of spreading holiday cheer for those in need. Over the annou...
Making wishes come true
National Veterans Homeless Support employee, Edmund Powell of Titusville, loads bikes into his truck from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Work Farm Tuesday, Dec. 18. The sheriff's office donates bikes every year for the 'Holiday Bike Giveaway' to help needy children in Brevard County who don't own a bike. The N...
Annual event showcases international culture
BREVARD --Those looking to experience a variety of different cultures from around the world, all in one afternoon, are encouraged to attend the Florida Institute of Technology's Seventh Annual International Festival. On Saturday, Feb. 23, event goers can exper...
'Ahoy, mates!'
Palm Bay Parks and Recreation worker Gary Deabay of Palm Bay uses a manlift to lower the top section of the massive pirate ship playground into place, with the help of Leonardo Gonzalez of Melbourne. Volunteers worked all day putting the donated playground together in Palm Bay's Arc Park Wednesday, Dec. 19....
Squadron donates $3,300 to Brevard Special Olympics
PALM BAY -- In an attempt to help the community with charitable contributions, the Charles F. Thomas IV Squadron 117 of the Sons of the American Legion presented a monetary donation to the Brevard Special Olympics last month. On Thursday, Dec. 13, Sqaudron 117 present...
Charity basketball game raises funds for organization with family fun
BREVARD -- The Brevard Sheriff's All-Stars will face the Harlem Ambassadors in a heated game of charity basketball this February to raise funds for a local organization. On Sunday, Feb. 24, Viera High School will host the game, in which everyone from...
Pirates at play
Palm Bay Youth Advisor Board chairwoman Kimberly Winarski, 17, of Palm Bay, tightens up some bolts for a section of a massive pirate ship playground. Volunteers worked all day putting the donated playground together in Palm Bay's Arc Park Wednesday, Dec. 19....
Annual Heritage Festival offers variety of ethnic foods
PALM BAY -- Space Coast residents are encouraged to spice up their ordinary dishes next month at the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Parish's 13th Annual Heritage Festival. The event will begin with a kick-off breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 27 in the parish hall from 9 a.m. to noon. Af...
Beauty and balance
Blanche Langenbach, 14, of Satellite Beach, and Jonathan Shepherd of Titusville show grace and strength as they perform the 'Arabian Dance' during Galmont Ballet's production of 'The American Nutcracker' at the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse last month....
Local actress premieres first original play
BREVARD -- Set in a hole-in-the-wall bar, an upcoming show at the Henegar Center aims to show attendees what life is like for hopeless bar patrons and a bartender looking for an escape. Jessica Taylor, an actress and member of the improv troupe Not Quite Right, which is based out of the Henegar Center...
Pet of the week
A 7-year-old Golden retriever, 'Amber' is the environmentally conscious pup of Tim and Debbie Harden of Melbourne. On her walks, Amber loves to collect aluminum cans and typically picks up two or three at one time. She is also a fan of playing with a beach ball in the pool, while hitting the ball back with her nose, as well as singing along when s...

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