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Free admission to local museum this weekend
BREVARD -- In an effort to give back to its community, a local museum will open its doors for free this Saturday. The Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science will offer free admission on Saturday, Sept. 28, as part of Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!, a nationwide event. Visitors presenting ...
Festival to raise funding for local music programs
BREVARD -- Sue Luley believes that music is good for the soul. "Music makes you smarter," said Ms. Luley, the founder of the local nonprofit organization Earth Awareness. "It has been scientifically proven. (Playing instruments) makes kids use their left side of the brain and develop a competency in math ...
Far out and four-legged
Debbie Price of Melbourne with her Yorkshire Terrier, 'Tiki' took part in the Dresses Alike contest at the Paws at the Pier event held at the Cocoa Beach Pier, Saturday Sept. 21. This was the Central Brevard Humane Society's large annual event. Other activities included the best dressed contest, silent auction and a first t...
Affordable Care Act and more to be discussed at free event
BREVARD -- As open enrollment for Medicare and the new Health Insurance Marketplace gets closer and more questions about the Affordable Care Act emerge, one local organization will host a free event to ease the overwhelming feeling many Brevard residents have. On Friday, Sept. 27, One Senior Place will we...
Poker run to raise funding, awareness for no-kill sanctuary
BREVARD -- Vanessa Irizarry is on a mission with the Friends of Brevard North Animal Care and Adoption Center, Inc. "We want to bring awareness to the fact that (Brevard County) is not a no-kill area," she said. "We are trying to save as many animals as we can. That's why we want to build a no-kill shelter...
'May the baton be with you'
Darth Vader served as guest conductor of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra during the Fall Cultural Arts Showcase, held at the King Center, Sunday Sept. 22. The showcase brought in music, dance, acting and food trucks to let residents sample Brevard County's various artistic and cultural offerings....
Middle-schoolers to rock out at '80's in the Park'
At just 13 years old, local musicians Anja Conklin and Makayla Burnett have made a name for themselves in the local entertainment industry, performing their own brand of light rock and pop at local events and area pubs. The two Indialantic girls met during an ...
Local entrepreneur to be 'toasted, roasted' for charity
CAPE CANAVERAL -- 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 Radiss...
Run for it!
Photo by Paul Lepinskie Lauren Hester and Julie Caldwell, both of Melbourne, approach the first obstacle at the Space Coast Mud Run Saturday, Sept. 14. The 5-kilometer race took advantage of Wickham Park's natural terrain, with a few obstacles thrown in. The mud run was organized by Brevard County Parks and Recreation....
Brevard Health Alliance to open new location
BREVARD -- In an effort to provide affordable healthcare to uninsured or underinsured Brevard County residents, Brevard's only federally qualified health center will open a new location this October. Brevard Health Alliance, Inc. will open the doors of its Sarno location on Tuesday, Oct. 1. This will be t...
Car club to host dance for Nana's House
PALM BAY -- Members of the Brevard community are invited to dance the night away and enjoy the beauty of classic cars next weekend, all for a wonderful cause. The Mopars of Brevard Car Club will host its "Rock-n-Roll Revival" dance, featuring Cactus Jack and the Cadillacs on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 p.m. t...
EFSC recruits for 911 public safety dispatch night academy
BREVARD -- Those who are looking for a career in law enforcement, but only have time in the evenings for class, will have the opportunity to do so this October. Eastern Florida State College will offer a part-time 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator night academy, starting on Monday, Oct. 14 at its Melbou...
The lost art of spinning wool
Jill Formas of Viera and Michelle Lefebvre of Grant spun wool during the Fall Cultural Arts Showcase, held at the King Center, Sunday, Sept. 22. The showcase brought in music, dance, acting and food trucks to let residents sample Brevard County's various artistic and cultural offerings. The ladies are members of the Space C...
Forum designed to link local businesses to NASA
By Chris Fish cfish@hometownnewsol.com BREVARD -- The Space Coast honored its commitment to technological advancements last week, as it hosted the inaugural "Tech Transfer Forum." On Thursday, Sept. 12, more than 120 innovators and business leaders attended the forum to discuss the technology that helped define the Space Coast. The Economic Dev...
Football team's first season off to a successful start
PALM BAY -- One local school hopes to translate its academic success onto the gridiron as the first-ever football season for Palm Bay Academy is currently under way. Principal Irving Rashkover said the new team, coupled with the cheerleading team, marks the first time athletics teams have competed at the a...
Pet of the week
A 1-year-old Australian Shepherd Mini, 'Lacey' is the sweet pup of Melissa Moore of Suntree. Nicknamed 'Little Bear,' some of Lacey's favorite things to do are visit her friends at the Satellite Beach Dog Park, play chase in the yard and get belly rubs....
New art gallery provides unique art, classes
COCOA VILLAGE -- As an artist for more than 20 years, Suzanne Frank said she always feels the urge to create. "Art is a fascinating thing," she said. "It can heal." Mrs. Frank is a sculptor, dealing primarily with masks and torsos, and, after years of seeing other art galleries within the area, she and Eul...

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