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'Paws at the Pier' is wags of fun
BREVARD -- Residents with both two legs and four are invited to one of the Central Brevard Humane Society's biggest fundraisers next weekend. "Paws at the Pier" will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cocoa Beach Pier. The Central Brevard Humane Society has proudly hosted the fam...
Local surgeon named state trauma medical director
ROCKLEDGE -- A local surgeon was named the State Trauma Medical Director on Aug. 28, receiving the honor from the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Ernest Block, Rockledge's Health First Medical Group trauma surgeon medical director, will now assist the DOH with planning, development, implementation and ev...
Homeless children to benefit from fundraiser
BREVARD -- Two years ago, while Louise McLean was taking care of odds and ends around her house, a "60 Minutes" special on homeless children in Seminole County caught her attention. "It made me wonder what was going on in Brevard County, so I called our school system the following day," said Mrs. McLean, ...
Food, fun at the film festival
Dr. Terri Cronin samples some cheesecake at the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers' Festival Friday, Sept. 6 at the Oaks 10 Theater in Melbourne. The Pina Colada Cheesecake, with guava glaze, was made by the chefs pictured, Jimmy McGuiness and John Curtis of the Keiser University Culinary Arts Program....
Local company donates more than 200 boxes of school supplies to charity
BREVARD -- Due to recent economic hardships affecting the Brevard Community, a local business donated more than 200 boxes of school supplies to the Brevard School Foundation. Northrop Grumman Corporation's Melbourne campus donated binders, file folders and staples to teachers at 34 schools throughout Breva...
Surf's pup!
'Emmett,' a 5-year-old German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix proved dogs can surf, adjacent to the Cocoa Pier during the 28th Annual National Kidney Foundation Rich Salick Pro Am Surfing Festival Sunday, Sept. 1. The surf fest took place Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Emmett learned to surf from Kevin McMullan, kennel manager at the...
National competition provides healthy outlet for students.
PALM BAY -- Boys and girls, between the ages 6 to 15, will have the chance to punt, pass or kick their way to success this weekend. On Sunday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m., the Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual "NFL Punt, Pass and Kick" event. This free event is a national skills competi...
Helping veterans focus for conference
BREVARD -- Dedication, motivation, integrity -- these qualities catch the eye of employers, who are seeking to expand their businesses. These words are also qualities that describe thousands of veterans, who are seeking civilian careers after returning from action in the Middle East. While there are many ...
A classic never goes out of style
Ken Bland of Merritt Island took a seat on the front tire of his 1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe at the 20th annual Classic Reflections Car Club car show at Wickham Park Pavilion in Melbourne on Saturday, Sept. 7. Mr. Bland has owned the car for 45 years....
Walk for heart health this weekend
VIERA -- Lace up your sneakers and make your way to Space Coast Stadium this weekend for heart health awareness. On Saturday, Sept. 14, the American Heart Association's START! will host its annual Brevard Heart Walk, a four-mile walk through the streets of Viera. This free event is for people of all ages....
Nailing the turn
Caleb Couture of Palm Bay made his mark surfing during the 28th Annual National Kidney Foundation Rich Salick Pro Am Surfing Festival Sunday, Sept. 1. The surf fest took place Saturday, Sunday and Monday....
Turtle Krawl set to be largest 5K in history of Brevard County
BREVARD -- In 2009, Mark Petrillo was determined to bring something back from the past. "There was no race in 2009, and that was when I was elected to the Sea Turtle Preservation Society Board of Directors," he said. "I noticed a '$0' next to the 'Turtle Krawl' line item on our financial reports and was to...
Cruising never looked so good
Ken Delaney of Cape Canaveral stands next to his 1922 Ford 'T-Bucket' at the 20th annual Classic Reflections Car Club car show at Wickham Park Pavilion in Melbourne Saturday, Sept. 7. Mr. Delaney made a model of the same car he owned as a child....
Coast Guard Auxiliary offers paddle sports class
TITUSVILLE -- The responsibility of being a safe boater rests not only on motorized watercraft operators, but on those, who enjoy paddle sports, as well. On Saturday, Sept. 14, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 17-09, will host Paddle Sports America, a safety class for paddlecraft operator...
Local entrepreneur to be 'toasted, roasted' for charity
BREVARD -- An organization is turning up the heat for charity, as a local businessman will be roasted and toasted next month. On Oct. 11, The Friends for the Children's Advocacy Center of Brevard will host the "Toast and Roast" of Jim Barfield, president and CEO of Luke and Associates, at the Radisson Reso...
Movies with a side of hot sauce
Volunteer Sam Woods, 16, of Suntree, sampled some Darby Brothers hot sauce at the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival Friday, Sept. 6. Pictured are brothers George and Godfrey Darby, with Raya Darby-Cox. The film festival was once again held at the Oaks 10 Theaters in Melbourne....
September flu shot clinics (Part 2)
The Visiting Nurse Association is offering the following flu shot clinic schedule in September: Monday, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 16: The Brennity at Melbourne, 7300 Watersong Lane, Melbourne. Tuesday, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 17: Wal-Mart, 1040 Malabar Road S.E., Palm Bay. Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 18: Wal-Mart, 1040 Malabar Road S.E., Palm Bay. Thursday, 10-11...
Pet of the week
A 5-year-old Shih Tzu, 'Sadie' is the cool and collected pup of Margaret Pesaturo of Palm Bay. Some of Sadie's favorite activities are going for rides in her wagon around the neighborhood, visiting friends all the way from Florida to New England and of course, sleeping....

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