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Celebrate 'May Day' with Melbourne Community Orchestra
MELBOURNE -- While the tradition of dancing around the maypole has fallen out-of-style, who says you can't celebrate the first of May with music? The Melbourne Community Orchestra will host two evenings, filled with beautiful music, in celebration of May Day. The free concerts will be Wednesday, May 1 and Thursda...
Children's chorus to host free concert
BREVARD -- A highly talented group of Brevard youth will sing to their heart's content this weekend. The Brevard Children's Chorus is hosting a free spring concert on Saturday, April 27 at Rockledge Presbyterian Church. The performance is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. A nonprofit group, the Brevard Children's Chorus i...
Annual festival raises funds for local scholarships
BREVARD -- In an attempt to create a technically educated workforce for Brevard County, the Rotary Club of Indialantic and the Florida Institute for Technology is joining forces for the 11th annual "Moon River Music & Magic" festiv...
'To Write Love On Her Arms'
Andy and Tracy Dutra of Melbourne took home first place in the men's and women's divisions of the To Write Love On Her Arms Run for It 5K Saturday, April 20 at the David R. Schechter Community Center in Satellite Beach. To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for peopl...
Final musical event showcases spectacular talent
BREVARD -- The final "Music on the Hill" program for the season will take place later this month, and organizers said it will be the most spectacular show since its inception. On Sunday, April 28, 10 to 12 singers from the University of Central Florida Student opera c...
The life of an explorer
Abby Hanson, 4, of Suntree got a taste of the types of food eaten by Spanish explorers hundreds of years ago, while at Brevard Zoo Saturday, April 20. A group of volunteers from Florida Living History, Inc., gave zoo attendees and idea of what the first Europeans brought with them to the New World. The zoo celebrated the 5...
Judge denies lawsuit against School Board to halt school closures
BREVARD -- A Brevard County judge denied a lawsuit to halt the closure of three local schools filed by the County Commissioners and Titusville City Council against the Brevard County School Board. On Monday, April 15, Eighteenth Circuit Judge George Maxwell said...
Helping our ecosystem
Brevard Zoo volunteer Laurie Der of Cocoa gives guests a hands-on demonstration of the zoo's slogan: 'Wildlife Conservation Through Education and Participation,' as they construct oyster mats. Oyster mats give young oysters a solid place to live and grow, while adult oysters help the ecosystem by filtering water. Peeking ov...
Motorcycle ride to raise funding for charity
PALM BAY -- In an effort to help Brevard's neglected, abused, needy and abandoned children, NANA's House and Space Coast Harley Davidson are teaming together for a charitable motorcycle run. "Journey to Mount Dora Florida" will take place M...
Donning of the armor
Trey Szafraniec, 6, of Melbourne, got a chance to try on Spanish Armor at Brevard Zoo Saturday, April 20. Helping Trey with the armor is Andrew Batten. Mr. Batten is Director of Attractions at the zoo and a member of the Florida Living History Group. The zoo celebrated the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon's landing in Flo...
Local churches merge to strengthen congregations
VIERA -- Within the past several years, Space Coast residents have felt the effects of a struggling economy. Businesses that once thrived have boarded up their windows and turned out the lights one last time. Some homeowners have felt the strain and, sadly, many have had no choice but to face foreclosure. Churche...
Taking out the trash
Joel Schaeffer of Viera took part in Keep Brevard Beautiful's annual Trash Bash Saturday, April 20, along S.R. 520, near Cape Canaveral Hospital. Mr. Schaeffer participated as a member of the Space Coast Geocachers Association. The Geocachers were amongst many groups throughout the county, picking up garbage in celebration ...
National company promotes pre-planning for peace-of-mind
BREVARD -- There are two things that are promised to every one: we are born and, one day, we will pass away. Although the chapters of life are different for each person, planning ahead for one's final moments and what's to come after certainly relieves those who are left behind. National Cremation Society, the lar...
Up-close and personal
The Colburn Family of Cocoa Beach meets a Florida King Snake Saturday, April 13 during one of the Brevard Zoo's Family Night Hikes. Dan, Shelley and Gwen, 7, saw some of the zoo residents that are normally only viewable during daylight hours. A flying squirrel and an iguana were also on hand for personal introductions....
N.C. firearms manufacturer to relocate to Palm Bay
BREVARD -- The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast announced on Thursday, April 4, that a North Carolina-based firearms manufacture is relocated to the Space Coast. I.O. Inc., purchased a 51,000-square-foot building...
Pet of the week
A 10-year-old dachshund-Jack Russell mix, 'Bitsy the Wonder Dog' is the one-of-a-kind pup of Frank Kneiser of Indialantic. Some of Bitsy's favorite things to do are shop with Daddy at Home Depot, play in the sand at Brevard's dog beach and snuggle and wrestle with her BFF, a pure-bred alley-cat, named Jada. According to her dad, Bitsy is unquestio...

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