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Medieval festival to benefit Dragon Point
BREVARD -- Enter the gates of a faraway kingdom, where kings and queens, brave knights, jesters and dragons thrive. On Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26, the Save Dragon Point Foundation will host the inaugural 'Dragon Festival: Fire in the Sky' at the Wickham Park Pavilion in Melbourne. Gates to the ...
Classic, current cars on show this weekend
BREVARD -- When the MOPARs of Brevard Car Club originated roughly 16 years ago, the group wanted to host an event where fellow car enthusiasts could share their passion with one another. On Saturday, Jan. 18, the MOPARs of Brevard Car Club, a nonprofit organization, will host its 15th annual Super Swap fr...
Along the Moonlight Stroll
Jerry Loll of Indialantic plays his keyboard at the Moonlight Stroll, held at Erna Nixon Park in Melbourne Saturday, Jan. 11. Mr. Loll was one of six musicians from all over Brevard County, who entertained at the 53-acre park. The Moonlight Stroll is held a few times a year at the park....
Key Lime Festival celebrates third year at Kiwanis Park
BREVARD -- Florida has a long and rich history of turning fruits and vegetables into reasons to celebrate. Winter Haven has its Citrus Festival, and Plant City is known for its annual Strawberry Festival. In Florida, there are festivals, celebrating mangoes, blueberries, even garlic. But until recently, there ha...
Celebration honors life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
BREVARD -- Brevard County residents gathered to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Florida Institute of Technology. Stevie Pursell, vice president of the office of alumni affairs at Florida Tech, said that the celebration is a way to honor the Rev. King and those who conti...
Catching waves for a cause
BREVARD -- Cocoa Beach resident Eddie Gelles said his dad, the late Art Gelles, was not only his father and his friend, but he was also his inspiration. But just before his dad succumbed to Stage 4 liver and lung cancer in 2010, he called Eddie close to him ...
As dugout nears completion, organizers ask for more support
MELBOURNE -- One group of residents is asking for a little more community support to secure its goal of creating a new dugout for the Melbourne High School baseball team this season. The group is in need of $4,000 to finish the new dugout, which is being created after the Brevard County School Board deemed...
Setting sail on a smaller scale
Doug Evans of Melbourne launches his model sailboat at Wickham Park in Melbourne. Mr. Evans is a member of the Space Coast Model Sailing Club. The club, founded in 1993, sails at the lake in Wickham Park every week on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The National Sailing Regatta will be hosted by the c...
Corrections Academy accepting applications
PALM BAY -- Those interested in a career in corrections are encouraged to apply for this year's Corrections Academy at Eastern Florida State College. The Public Safety Institute at Eastern Florida State College is currently recruiting students for its 2014 Corrections Academy. The deadline to apply for the...
Open Mike's draws in local talent
BREVARD -- The vibe inside is Open Mike's is chill during the daytime and as hot as the organic coffee at night. Local talent is flocking to the place, entertaining patrons with music from jazz to blues and stand-up comedy acts. Local comedian Duncan Jay recognized a shor...
Boating safety class for new, experienced water-lovers
COCOA -- Brevard County residents are lucky to enjoy a plethora of water activities throughout the year, and one organization is making sure the community enjoys the Space Coast waterways in a safe and responsible manner. On Saturday, Jan. 18, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is hosting its Safe Bo...
Melbourne High grad finds success in football
BREVARD -- Calvin Cagney closed his junior year football season with a tremendous honor. The Indialantic native was named as a first-team tight end All-Ohio selection for the second season in a row. Calvin, who plays tight end for Ohio Wesleyan University, had 66 receptions for 721 yards and two scores in...
New test-vehicle program to create jobs, economic growth
BREVARD -- The United States Air Force and a defense company are set to locate a new test-vehicle program at Kennedy Space Center this year, the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast announced on Friday, Jan. 3. The Boeing Company, one of the world's largest defense, space and security b...
Pet of the week
A 3-year-old Dachshund, 'Sarge' is the loving pet of the Reyes family of Cocoa. Some of Sarge's favorite pastimes are chewing the squeakers out of his toys, hunting mice and moles and burying himself in lots of blankets. ...

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