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A weekend of culture awaits at Wickham Park
BREVARD -- Whether you're into Bollywood, delicious spicy foods or just looking for a little culture on the Space Coast, India Fest has something for you this weekend. The annual festival, slated for Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Marc...
Water safety top priority at special event
BREVARD -- Residents along Florida's Space Coast are blessed with a bevy of water-related activities throughout the year. While the water can be a great place to have fun, there are many dangers for those, who may not have the proper training and experience. One group, however, has created an event to hel...
School's technology to benefit from family walk, run
MELBOURNE BEACH -- A truly unique event will be hosted next week, with all funds raised benefitting the Gemini Elementary School's Technology Fund. On Saturday, March 15, Gemini's PTO, in partnership with the Melbourne Beach Rotary Club, will host the second annual 5K Sunset Run and Walk. The event, which...
Volunteers needed for program to benefit abused, neglected children
BREVARD -- Did you know that more than 30 percent of the abused and neglected children in the Brevard County Court system do not have a volunteer guardian in their corner? A local program is asking Space Coast residents for help to make sure these children have a responsible, compassionate adult to rely o...
Ready to do battle with the rebels
Members of Vaderís Own 501st Stormtrooper Battalion were on hand for the Famous Faces and Funnies 20th Anniversary Party, Saturday, March 1. The Melbourne comic book store ...
Local organizers to refurbish two homes in need
PALM BAY -- Local organizers want the public to know that not every Habitat for Humanity project starts from scratch. This weekend, on Saturday, March 1, Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County will partner with Bank of America to help refurbish two homes in need. "Bank of America has donated properties to ...
FIT professors receive grant to study lightning
BREVARD -- Florida Institute of Technology received a grant from a national science institution to investigate and study lightening. Florida Tech professors Ningyu Liu, Joseph Dwyer and Hamid Rassoul of the Department of Physics and Space Sciences received a National Science Foundation grant of $566,732 du...
City, county partner for new rescue station
PALM BAY -- The city of Palm Bay and Brevard County Fire Rescue announced the opening of a jointly operated rescue station, in order to better serve the needs of those in the southwestern part of the city. The newest fire rescue station is located in Southwest Palm Bay on Degroodt Road, next to Bayside Hig...
Large crowds expected at 24th annual walk
BREVARD -- When Linda Evans founded Pregnancy Resources in 1984, she was determined to help women, who found themselves unexpectedly pregnant, get the resources they needed. Now in its 30th year, Pregnancy Resources will continue its milestone celebration, with one of the organization's most successful fu...
Brevard Workforce changes name, as part of statewide initiative
BREVARD -- Brevard Workforce announced that it is changing its name to CareerSource Brevard, as part of a statewide initiative to improve awareness and access to services for job-seekers and businesses. All 24 Florida Workforce agencies across the state will share one system name, which will allow a busine...
OLL students hop on 'Vehicle 4 Change'
MELBOURNE -- Students at Melbourne's Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School were given an incredible opportunity to participate in a day full of fun, while also learning important life skills. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the 213 students enrolled at OLL took part in "Vehicle 4 Change," a nonprofit organization th...
Mediterranean-themed afternoon to benefit collegiate women
BREVARD -- Since its establishment in 1959, the Melbourne Alumnae Panhellenic organization has been a strong supporter of local collegiate women, who are working diligently toward their dreams. Keeping with the spirit of scholarship support, the MAP will host "River Rendezvous: Mediterranean Mystique" on ...
Annual Creative Writing Institute changes venues
MELBOURNE -- Florida Tech is not just about technology. Art exists there, in the shadows, burgeoning with progressive minds, ready to take Melbourne's writing scene to new levels. This year's annual Creative Writing Institute will be held March 17-20 at FIT'...
Pet of the week
A 7-year-old deaf Pit Bull, 'Allie' is the energetic pup of Aaron and Melanie Bisson of Satellite Beach. Some of Allie's favorite pastimes are running in the back yard, teasing her brother (the cat), and rooting for the Miami Dolphins....

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