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'Foo Dog Days' to benefit Humane Society
MELBOURNE -- Historic Downtown Melbourne has long been a mecca for local fashionistas, artists and creatures of the night. Now, thanks to the brilliant partnership between Foo Bar and the Central Brevard Humane Society, Downtown Melbourne is the new hot spot for four-legged friends. On Saturday, May 25, the Humane...
Quartet to perform at Central Brevard Public Library
COCOA -- Beautiful, harmonious noise will not be hushed at the Central Brevard Public Library, as guests will enjoy an evening of "Dances and Other Delights." On Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m., the Cocoa-based library will host the Markstein Quartet for an evening of free entertainment. The quartet, led by Igor Marks...
Antique appraisals fundraiser to benefit local museum
BREVARD -- Attention, all antique collectors and fans of the PBS show "Antiques Roadshow!" The Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science Board of Trustees is hosting a two-day fundraising event, May 31 and June 1, called "What's It Worth?" Renowned antiquity expert Harry Rinker will be appraising your antiques...
Young master
Warren Santos, 12, of Melbourne, showed off his sword handling skills at the Family Tae Kwon-Do and Fitness Center Florida Cup Tournament Saturday, May 11. Competitors from all over Florida came to Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne to compete....
Parents rally to save closing schools
BREVARD -- In a last-ditch effort to raise awareness for three public schools scheduled to close at the end of the school year, teachers and parents rallied together on Monday, May 13. The rally was held at St. James AME Church in Titusville by The Brevard Federation of Teachers and parents' group Save Brev...
Writers to pen their craft at Creative Writing Institute
MELBOURNE -- This June, writers from all over Brevard County will merge at Florida Tech for its fifth-annual Creative Writing Institute. Held June 5-9, the Creative Writing Institute is for beginning and advanced writers alike, looking to hone in on their craft and learn from experts. "Florida Tech, while a scienc...
Ready to flip their tassels
Moments before graduation, Edgewood Junior-Senior High School students Randy Clinton, 18, Sean Briceno, 18, and Mark Romanoff, 17, all of Merritt Island, discuss the future before stepping out on stage. The ceremony was held Saturday, May 18 at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts....
Free CPR day teaches residents how to save lives
BREVARD -- In an effort to educate the public about the importance of CPR, Health First will host a free event to train people how to save lives. The fifth annual "Free CPR Day" will be on Saturday, June 8, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Space Coast Stadium in Melbour...
New electric vehicle charging stations in Melbourne
BREVARD -- As one of her many goals, Julie Foster hopes to create a sustainable economy for Brevard County. "One of my favorite quotes comes from the movie Deep Green," said Ms. Foster, Melbourne's sustainability program manger. "'All we have to do is ca...
West Melbourne Police urge motorists to slow down
The West Melbourne Police Department will be continuously enforcing the 30-mile-per-hour speed limit on Wickham Road in West Melbourne. The one-and-one-half-mile stretch of roadway from U.S. Highway 192 to NASA Boulevard is under construction and has been the subject of numerous complaints of excessive speed. The officers are ...
Like a sea turtle
Chyanne Tuck, 12, of Merritt Island made her way through the Sea Turtle Obstacle Course Friday, May 17, while her brother Luke, 11, prepared to begin. The 'It's Tough To Be A Turtle' obstacle course was set up at Riverwalk Nature Center in Rockledge. The course is meant to teach how humans can make life more difficult for s...
New program designed to save lives
PALM BAY -- On March 6, 2012, Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy Barbara Pill was shot after stopping a vehicle in Melbourne in connection with a stolen property call from a local motel. Deputy Pill was transported to Health First Holmes Regio...
The pies never stood a chance...
A pie-eating contest was held Saturday, May 18 at Palm Bay's Food Truck Wars. Participating in the contest was Leonardo Moore of Melbourne, Javon Spencer, 14, of Satellite Beach, Lichelle Moore, 10, of Melbourne, Roger Lewis of Titusville and Craig Spencer of Satellite Beach. Forty food trucks from around the state compete...
Locally written haikus to orbit Mars
BREVARD -- In an experience that is (quite literally) out of this world, Brevard County residents now have the opportunity to have their own literary works orbit the planet of Mars. NASA is encouraging the public from around the world to submi...
Last BCC graduate
Jeremy Painter, vice president of the Cocoa campus Student Government Association, accepts an Associate in Arts degree from Brevard Community College president Dr. Jim Richey. Jeremy is the last BCC graduate to walk across the stage May 16 at the 4 p.m. Cocoa/Titusville ceremony....
Summer art camp provides outlet for expression
BREVARD -- For more than 20 years, the Renee Foosaner Education Center has provided an outlet of expression for Brevard County students. From June 4 to July 26, the education center will host this summer's "Have Art, Will Travel," camp. ...
Pet of the week
A 6-year-old Shetland Sheepdog, 'Sunny' is the athletic pup of Nancy Toney of Melbourne. Some of Sunny's favorite pastimes include running the Lure Course Brevard, going for walks at Wells Park and brightening people's days, while visiting assisted living facilities, as a certified therapy dog....

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