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Inaugural scavenger hunt benefits Alzheimer's Foundation
BREVARD -- Did you know that every 67 seconds, someone in America is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease? Through the hard work and dedication of a local organization, a first-of-its-kind fundraiser will take place next weekend. The Brevard County Alzheimer's Foundation will host the inaugural Space Coast...
Mayor's Ball proceeds to benefit Scouting programs
PALM BAY -- A group that is known for its role in giving back to the community will be on the receiving end for a change. Palm Bay Mayor William Capote chose the Boy Scouts in the southern area of Brevard County as the beneficiary of this year's Palm Bay Mayor's Ball. The black-tie affair will be from 7 to 11 p.m. ...
Nice to meet ya!
Sue Johnson of Merritt Island, along with granddaughters Kailey, 6, and Addalyn, 3, met 'Gordito,' the K9, at the Feasting for Firefighters BBQ 2014. The annual event, dating back to the 1950s, is a fund raiser for the Merritt Island Volunteer Fire Department. 'Gordito,' a 3-year-old Bloodhound and his human counterpart Cpl...
Free day at museum is part of national event
COCOA -- One of the Space Coast's most treasured museums will host a unique event, as part of a national movement. On Saturday, Sept. 27, Cocoa's Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science will host "Museum Day Live!," which was started by Smithsonian Magazine ten years ago. The event offers free admi...
Brevard remembers
Piper Sgt. Scott Gardiner of Satellite Beach played bagpipes, while Dennis Cubey, Drum Major of Palm Bay performed with the Brevard Police Pipe and Drums at the September 11th Memorial held at Wickham Park Pavilion, Sept. 11. The crowd that filled the venue heard from retired police and firefighters, who were on scene duri...
Moonshiner's Ball to feature TV star, aid local service projects
BREVARD -- Calling all moonshine lovers: Brevard County residents are encouraged to don their overalls and Southern style and attend this year's annual Moonshiner's Ball this October. The Rotary Club of Palm Bay will host the inaugural event on Oct. 4 at Space Coast Harley-Davidson in Palm Bay from 6-11 p.m. This year...
Wearable art
Artist and FIT Student Montana Steell of Eau Gallie shows off a mannequin, displaying one of the works done by artist Ruth Funk during a members-only opening at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Friday, Sept. 12. Ms. Steell is the first FIT student to have her work displayed in the center's store. The Ruth Funk Center ...
Northrop Grumman-sponsored air show expected to draw large crowds
BREVARD -- If watching fighter jets fly at top speeds only a few feet, from wing-tip to wing tip, doesn't get your heart pumping, the jet noise certainly will. The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will be roaring into Melbourne for the 2014 Melbourne Air & Space Show on Oct. 4-5, their first show in t...
Art and 'Steampunk'
Hannah Everett of Satellite Beach discusses the art of Melbourne artist Darin Lassiter, alongside the owner of Off Center Art Center, Kyle Heinly, Friday, Sept. 5. The gallery held an opening reception for its newest exhibit, featuring Steampunk. Steampunk is a genre of science fiction and art that represents an alternative...
More help is here for Space Coast seniors
BREVARD -- The No. 1 concern of older adults in Brevard County is maintaining their independence, said Joe Steckler, founder of Helping Seniors of Brevard County. Along with maintaining independence come the questions of maintaining mobility, finding adequate medical care and managing finances. But Mr. Steckler thi...
Direct selling earns Melbourne mom trip to Washington, D.C.
BREVARD -- Diane Nozik quit her corporate job in 2005, and that's when the two-hour daily commute ended and the direct selling began. Just as much as she knew what she didn't want in a career, she knew what was important to her: flexibility, a good income, and the ability to learn and become a leader. Oh, and she a...
Pet of the week
A patriotic 3-year-old Shih Tzu, 'Romeo' is the beloved pet of Janet and Paul Alwine of Titusville. Some of Romeo's favorite things to do are sit in his lawn chair, visit the dog park to play with his friends and greeting anyone who comes to his house....

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