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Rubber ducks to race for children, families
BREVARD -- One of the most memorable Sesame Street sketches is when Ernie sings to his beloved yellow rubber duck, "Rubber ducky, you're the one," while splashing around in the bathtub. While an upcoming event will take place along the Indian River, rather than a bathtub, thousands of yellow rubber ducks...
Women-centered event to benefit domestic violence center
BREVARD -- Since 1992, one local organization has helped victims of domestic violence get back on their feet, making sure they have access to the services they need. Serene Harbor, Inc., has been a safe haven for women and children, while al...
Retirement seminar to focus on young baby-boomers, 'Gen-X'
VIERA -- Do you have dreams of being able to sail into the sunset before you sign up for your AARP membership? One Senior Place will host "Retirement 101," a two-hour educational event for young baby boomers and Generation Xers, who are hoping to retire early, on Thursday, April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. Light ...
Zumba Party to benefit Promise in Brevard
WEST MELBOURNE -- Get ready to shake what your momma gave you this weekend, all for a good cause! The third annual Zumba Party is Saturday, April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Rodes Park Community Center in West Melbourne. Tickets are $10 in advance and at the Promise Treasures Thrift Shoppe or $15 at ...
The path to a cure
Vanesa Perrusquia, 17, Monica Bursiar, 17, Gracie Dunn, 17 and Andrew Cheshire, 16, all of Merritt Island, walk around the track at Jefferson Middle School, Saturday, April 5. Jefferson Middle was one of several local schools that hosted Relay for Life events. Relay for Life is an event supported by the American Cancer Soci...
Coast Guard Auxiliary to host boating class
TITUSVILLE -- In an effort to make Brevard's waterways a safer place for all to enjoy, a local organization will host a class for those, who enjoy motorized activities on the water. On Saturday, April 26, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 17-09, will host its "About Boating Safely" course ...
Hundreds expected to run for mental health awareness, research
BREVARD -- People of all ages are invited to lace up their running shoes to help spread the message of hope and help next weekend. To Write Love on Her Arms will host its second annual "Run For It 5K" on Saturday, April 19 at the David R. Schechter Community Center in Satellite Beach. Packet pickup and re...
A patriotic tribute
Rockledge resident Staff Sgt. Shena Lichau, a member of the 45th Weather Squadron, sang the National Anthem at American Legion Post 200 in Satellite Beach, Friday, April 4. The event was to raise funds and awareness for AVET Project and the Wounded Warrior Project. Local dignitaries, veterans and active duty military perso...
Annual trash cleanup to beautify Brevard
BREVARD -- Space Coast residents are looking to do some spring cleaning to the environment this year through participation in a nation-wide environmental event. The annual Trash Bash on April 26 is part of the nationwide Great American Cleanup that takes place each spring. "This annual cleanup event is a h...
College to host open house for current, prospective students
PALM BAY -- Those looking to further their education and bolster their futures are invited to attend an open house at the Palm Bay campus of Eastern Florida State College on Wednesday, April 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will take place in Building 1, Room 107G. Both current and prospective students are i...
Ready to roll at Relay for Life
Rachel Lewis, 16, pulled Hannah Hargrave, 16, both of Satellite Beach, around the track at Satellite High School, Saturday, April 5. Satellite High was one of several local schools that hosted Relay for Life events. Relay for Life is an event, supported by the American Cancer Society. The goals of the event are to raise fun...
Brevard Catholic school students combine brain, heart in first ever 'can-gineering' event
MELBOURNE -- When most people hear canned foods and engineering, they usually don't think of putting the two together. But one group of local students did, and they're making a difference because of it. Students from all nine of the Space Coast's Catholic schools will compete in a friendly 3-D canned food...
Audiences to go on musical tour of Europe
MELBOURNE -- Space Coast residents will be given two wonderful opportunities to go on a musical travelogue next week. On Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17, the Melbourne Municipal Band will host the "Adventures in Europe" at the Melbourne Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Preshow entertainment will be prov...
Cowgirl in the making
Jackie Escolastico, 9, of Palm Bay took a pony for a ride during the town of Malabar's Springfest, Saturday, April 6. The pony was lead by Ralph Gaudino of Lake Placid. The annual event includes food, fun and games for all ages. Music by live bands and vendors were on hand, and a car show also took place....
Biker charged with attempted premeditated murder
BREVARD -- A Brevard County man, said to be a member of a Florida motorcycle gang, is being charged with attempted premeditated murder. John Charles Haskell, 40, was arrested on March 29 in Cocoa after shooting Larry Spohn in his right arm, police said. An arrest report states that Mr. Haskell is a member ...
Florida Tech receives program gift, valued at $24.1 million
BREVARD -- Officials from The Florida Institute of Technology announced that the university received its largest gift to date, valued at $24.1 million, on Monday, March 31. PTC announced that the university will receive the same technology used by 27,000 PTC global manufacturing customers to design and dev...
Pet of the week
A 17-month-old Blue Great Dane, 'Charlotte' is the large, but sweet pup of Shannon and Chuck Reinighaus of Indialantic. At 120 pounds, some of Charlotte's favorite things to do are play with her toys, lounge on her bed and sit on her owners' laps. ...

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