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Arts Notes - the Beaches
Local artist wins 'Best of Show' Deb Pettigrew, pastel artist and teacher at Art Gallery of Viera has won Best in Show for her pastel entitled "Heart of the Universe" in The Strawbridge Art League's show "The Final Frontier." You can see this award-winning work at the Evans Library at Florida Institute of Technology through Oct. 28. For more inf...
Community notes - Beaches
Message: Don't be a bystander to bullying The first General Assembly of the year in the Florida Air Academy gym centered around a very special guest speaker. Mr. Tony Bartoli, a Central Florida resident, delivered a powerful message to young men and women in sixth through 12th grades: don't be a bystander to bullying. Mr. Bartoli was born in Ju...
Arts notes - Melbourne
'As I See It' exhibition The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery presents a solo exhibit, featuring the artwork of Bill McCoy in the front gallery. He is a consummate painter, and his paintings of landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and other topics tell a story that is inherent in his paintings. He is well versed in his medium as a traditional landscape ...
Community notes - Melbourne
Local team named Disney Conservation Hero The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has announced the Mosquito Lagoon Oyster Restoration team as a Disney Conservation Hero. The team was recognized for their passion and dedication to protecting wildlife and the waterways on the east coast of Florida. The Mosquito Lagoon Oyster Restoration team is co...
Obituaries
Anthony J. Ross Anthony J. Ross, 71, of Palm Bay, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Arrangements were by Davis Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Melbourne. Roy Newsome Roy Newsome, 82, of West Melbourne, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Arrangements were by Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home and Crematory, Melbourne. Antoinette C. Wilson Antoinette ...
Arts notes - north Brevard
To all artists, musicians, vocalists and writers The Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard, a nonprofit 501(c ) 3, supports local promising, creative talent with competitions, venues, grants and cash awards. Currently, the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard is seeking entries for "Teen Authors of Brevard." The organization is searching for youngs...
Community notes - northern Brevard
Elks' grants help local communities, schools and veterans Cocoa Beach Elks Lodge 2387 was recently awarded $8,000 in grants for 2013-14 that will allow the lodge to continue to support many local youth and veterans organizations. A $2,000 Beacon Grant, matched by a $2,000 state grant, is used to support 80 veterans, residing in the Volunteers of ...
Arts notes - Palm Bay
Call for artists Exhibit location is at Florida Institute of Technology, Evans Library, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne. Take-in is at Strawbridge Art League, 2011 Melbourne Court, Melbourne, Nov. 4, 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Theme: Industrial Awakening-the Art of Steampunk. All mediums accepted and must be moveable by one person. Canvas to ...
Community notes - Palm Bay
LED lights in science rooms and lab Lighting Science has announced a partnership with West Melbourne School for Science to provide Definity Digital MyNature Grow LED lights to the school's lab and science classrooms. The LED grow lights will be used to teach students about photosynthesis, as it applies to indoor gardening and are designed for i...
Arts notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
To all artists, musicians, vocalists and writers The Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard, a nonprofit 501(c ) 3, supports local promising, creative talent with competitions, venues, grants and cash awards. Currently, the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard is seeking entries for "Teen Authors of Brevard." The organization is searching for young...
Community Notes - Suntree/Rockledge/Viera
Stranded sea turtle hatchling drop-off If you find newly hatched sea turtles that are unable to crawl to the oceans or recently hatched sea turtles that have been "washed back" by strong wind or surf conditions, you may bring them to the Barrier Island Center, where they will be cared for and released. If the center is closed, park outside the ...
About rabies
Rabies remains the world's most deadly disease, but it is also 100 percent preventable. More than 55,000 people worldwide die each year from rabies, at a cost of $4 billion, and nearly half these deaths are in Africa (around 44 percent). Rabies is transmitted from animals (mammals) to humans, and the main source of the disease in African countrie...
Fall Florida residents offer for Treetop Trek at the zoo
Now through Dec. 19, Florida residents can receive 50 percent off any of the Treetop Trek courses during the week (Monday through Friday) at the Brevard Zoo. The offer is valid through Dec. 19, except for the blackout dates of Nov. 23 through Dec. 2. This offer is not valid on Saturday or Sunday. This offer is not valid with any other discount or ...
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex unveils new annual pass program
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has begun offering a new three-tiered annual pass program that allows guests to customize their experience at the must-see Central Florida destination. The new, tiered annual pass structure and benefits are as follows: Tier 1: Discovery Pass, $75 plus tax for adults, $60 plus tax, for children, ages 3-11 Unlimi...

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