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Cook-off to crown this year's best local chili
COCOA -- For the chance to sample some of Cocoa's best chili recipes, residents are encouraged to attend the fourth annual "Cocoa Village Chili Cook-Off." On Saturday, March 30, from 4 to 7 p.m., organizers said that guests will have the opportunity...
Brevard Zoo to open meerkat exhibit for 20th anniversary
MELBOURNE -- For next year's 20th anniversary, the Brevard Zoo wants to give its guest something different. In March 2014, the Brevard Zoo will open a new exhibit, featuring meerkats; animal organizers describe the species as "s...
Waiting for takeoff
Merritt Island resident Landon Donna, 2, hopes to reach new heights at the Valiant Air Command's 36th Annual Airshow Saturday, March 23. The three-day event showcased military demos, thrilling aerobatics and the U.S. Thunderbirds' last performance of 2013, due to budget cuts....
Cookbook sales benefit veterans
VIERA -- Soup has warmed the soul of a Melbourne Veterans facility. "Simply Soup," a cookbook created with unique recipes by Indian River Colony Club sous chef Kathy Green, and residents Nancy Carroll and Judi Bickmore, recently raised $6,702 for the Veteran's Transitional Facility in Melbourne. "The original inte...
Don't look down!
Marius Way, 9, of Palm Bay takes a look down before reaching the top of a rock-climbing exhibit at the Brevard County Fair, which runs from March 21-30. The event features blue ribbon contests, food, rides, local music, shows and displays at the Wickham Park Pavilion in Melbourne....
Elementary students give artistic spin to recycled materials
INDIALANTIC -- A group of 18 elementary students have given an entirely new meaning to the phrase "reduce, reuse, recycle." Lead by art teacher Leann Arnett, Indialantic Elementary art students created "Our Towers," constructed to resemble the Watts Towers in Los Angeles, Calif. "Inspiration can be found in many p...
FWC investigating the deaths of more than 200 brown pelicans, 80 manatees
BREVARD -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is still investigating the deaths of more than 200 brown pelicans and 80 manatees in Brevard County, officials said. As of Wednesday, March 20, the commission said it has received reports of ...
Channeling your inner hamster
Palm Bay resident Jackson Glover happily runs nowhere fast at the Brevard County Fair, which runs through March 30. The event features blue ribbon contests, food, rides, local music, shows and displays at the Wickham Park Pavilion....
Three students sweep 'Best in Show' at Science and Art Fair
TITUSVILLE -- The hard work and extraordinary vision of three young minds paid off this month, when they each received an outstanding honor for their efforts. St. Teresa Catholic School students Azyiah Haynes, Bjorn Tapia and Isabella Ebaugh-Santos each claimed "Best in Show" at the Brevard County Catholic Schools...
Stakes are high for 10th annual Molly Mutt Poker Run
COCOA -- Calling all gamblers and animal lovers! Put on your best poker face and be prepared to bet the farm for fuzzy and four-legged friends. On Sunday, April 7, the Central Brevard Humane Society will host its 10th annual Molly Mutt Poker Run, beginning at 10 a.m. All vehicles are welcome, as the CBHS celebrat...
SPCA to host Happy Tails Dog Stroll-A-Thon
TITUSVILLE -- Bring "Fido" out for an event that promises a wagging good time next month, all to help animals in need. On Saturday, April 6, the SPCA of North Brevard will host its fourth annual Happy Tails Dog Stroll-A-Thon at Sand Point Park in Titusville. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the walk beginning a...
Dressing the part
Samantha Stearn of Titusville, Jackie Hachel of Rockledge and Lee Gordon of Rockledge take onlookers back to old war times at the Valiant Air Command's 36th Annual Airshow Saturday, March 23. The three-day event showcased military demos, thrilling aerobatics and the U.S. Thunderbirds last performance of 2013, due to budget cu...
Brevard County Sheriff's Office basketball team claims back-to-back championship
BREVARD -- When they're not busy patrolling the streets and fighting crime, one group of Sheriff's deputies trade in their police uniforms for a different kind of attire. On March 3, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office basketball team won the seventh annual Orlando Magic "Guns and Hoses" Basketball Tournament, at ...
Dogs to 'hang 10' at Easter Surf Festival
COCOA BEACH -- Surf's up, dog! No seriously, tell your dog that the waves are firing. The 49th annual Easter Surf Festival will host the inaugural East Coast Dog Surfing Championship on March 29-30 at the Cocoa Beach Pier. Prequalifying rounds begin at noon on March 29, with finals beginning at noon on March 30....
Just horsin' around
Kaia Dawkins, 4, and Savanah Peterson, 3, of Rockledge enjoy a pony ride at the Brevard County Fair, which runs through March 30. The event features blue ribbon contests, food, rides, local music, shows and displays at the Wickham Park Pavilion in Melbourne....
Program 'hooks' students on fishing
BREVARD -- The Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Department is goin' fishin'. On Saturday, April 6, students between the ages of 6 and 12, are invited to attend the "Hook Kids on Fishing" program at the Lagoon House in Palm Bay. The event teac...
Pet of the week
A 2-year-old Chihuahua, 'Chico' is the adventurous pup of Sandra and John Mazzetta of Palm Bay. Some of Chico's favorite things to do are ride in his canoe, chase squirrels and play with his sister and fellow Chihuahua, 'Sissy.'...

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