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Palm Bay woman named Walk MS Ambassador
BREVARD -- For Joanne Green, the honor of being named the Ambassador for this year's Brevard Walk MS fundraiser began 20 years ago with a nagging pain in her left eye. An appointment with an ophthalmologist began a diagnosis that ultimately left the Palm Bay resident as one of the estimated 400,000 U.S. citizen...
Museum to host free community appreciation day
COCOA -- A local museum would like to say "thank you" to the Space Coast community by offering free admission for attendees. On Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science will waive its fee to patrons. "This particular event is not annual, but this is our second...
A different kind of workout
Kelly Vallante of Indian Harbour Beach is one of many local residents to complete a high-intensity workout session at the Cross Fit Rise Above gym in Melbourne on Saturday, March 2....
Brevard youth to represent Florida in national art exhibit
BREVARD -- Brevard County's artistic flare will become a little brighter after a local student receives national recognition this month. Breanna Powell, a sophomore and student of art teacher Leslie Raulerson at Heritage High School in Palm Bay, was declared ...
Vintage vibes at the culture show
Scarelette Saint Clair of Titusville and Marisa Ashley of Cocoa Beach enjoy a Sunday afternoon-vintage car and bike show in Cocoa Village Sunday, March 3. The Vintage Culture show is held in the streets and shops the first Sunday of every month....
New program helps young adults transition from foster care to independence
BREVARD -- Each year, as many as 30 young people make the life-changing transition from traditional foster care to independence in Brevard County. A new community based program, Transitions, was established to help these young adults. "Transitions is unique to Brevard," said Susan Stead, program director at Transi...
Bat-dad and his super sidekicks
'Super' Skyler, 7, and 'Awesome' Aurora, 5, along with dad Chris Gee of Port St. John, have some family fun at the Super Hero Super Villain Walk on Saturday, March 2, in Historic Downtown Melbourne. The walk was organized by Zombie Walk Brevard and raised money for the Brevard ASAP animals project....
Florida Power & Light funds innovative energy projects
MELBOURNE -- Florida Power & Light Company recently funded 12 Brevard County teacher science experiments to further student understanding of renewable energy. The 12 teachers in Brevard County received a total of $9,985 in grants. The orga...
Superheros unite!
Caitlyn Lightner and Julia Meehan, both of Melbourne, dress the part at the Super Hero and Super Villain Walk on Saturday, March 2 in Historic Downtown Melbourne. The walk was organized by Zombie Walk Brevard and raised money for the Brevard ASAP animals project....
Popular fitness, dance class has appeal for seniors
MERRITT ISLAND -- A wildly popular fitness class has found appeal amongst all ages, including seniors. Zumba, a fitness class that combines easy-to-follow dance and fitness moves, is choreographed to Latin and international music. "What distinguishes Zumba from most exercise programs is that it is exercise in disg...
It's a bird... it's a plane...
Sara Shaw of Palm Bay was among several-dozen 'heroic' enthusiasts at the Super Hero and Super Villain walk in Historic Downtown Melbourne Saturday, March 2. The walk was organized by Zombie Walk Brevard and raised money for the Brevard ASAP animals project....
Swing into spring with Swingtime Jazz Band
MELBOURNE -- It's here... clear, blue skies illuminated by the crisp sun, an array of color bursting from the ground, shaking off the sleepiness of winter. Spring time has officially arrived! What better way to celebrate the season of new beginnings than with the Swingtime Jazz Band? Jazz enthusiasts and dancers ...
Now, don't be shellfish!
Three-year-old Audrey Hanan, of Palm Bay, starts on her second dozen of steamed clams Saturday at the 47th Annual Grant Seafood Festival....
Tree climbing school opens in Brevard County
MELBOURNE -- A unique school is helping Space Coast residents to reach new heights -- literally. Avalon Standstall, a semi-retired resident, has opened a 40-hour Tree Climbing School in Melbourne, so students can become professionally certifie...
The heart of art
DeLaura Middle School student Lully Duren-Calo of Cocoa shows one of her pieces of art at the 'Distressed Heart' art show Friday, March 1. The show was put on by art students at DeLaura Middle School in Satellite Beach, with help from the Off Center Art Center in Melbourne's Eau Gallie Arts District....
Surf, extreme sports event to make debut in Cocoa Beach
COCOA BEACH -- A partnership of extreme proportions has been made, thus creating one of the most "epic" sporting event to grace the Space Coast. Smooth Running and Ron Jon Surf Shop have melded their creative, sports-focused energy to present Beach'N Boards Fest. The first-ever Beach'N Boards Fest event takes plac...
Avengers assemble!
Hanna Vandegrift brought her nephews and superheroes by day Ethan and Eli Vandergrift to the Super Hero and Super Villain Walk on Saturday, March 2 in Historic Downtown Melbourne. The walk was organized by Zombie Walk Brevard and raised money for the Brevard ASAP animals project....
Community encouraged to 'Walk for Life'
BREVARD -- For nearly a quarter of a century, thousands of Brevard residents have put aside one Saturday in March to walk in a celebration of life. Pregnancy Resources will be hosting its 23rd annual Walk for Life event on Saturday, March 16 at Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach. "The Walk for Life is an annual ...
Pet of the week
A 9-year-old Conure parrot, 'Reno' is the feathery friend of Diane Lucus of Melbourne. Some of Reno's favorite things to do are sit with his mommy and watch baseball, play with his toys and look out the window....

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