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Live like a turtle
BREVARD -- Ever wonder what it's like to be a sea turtle? Brevard County Parks and Recreation wants to help you find out. On Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., participants can don a turtle shell and prepare to lay some eggs at the Brevard County-sponsored "It's Tough to ...
Inmate labor provides bikes for those in need
BREVARD -- In 2006, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Jail Complex established a program providing bicycles to individuals in need. And throughout five years, the Sheriff's Bike Program has donated almost 5,000 bicycles to children and adult...
Local group to showcase unique art
BREVARD -- As paint is necessary to a painter, clay to a sculptor and wood to a carver, a group of Brevard County artists hope to demonstrate how the usage of fabric can also create beautiful works of art. From Monday, Jan. 7, to Monday, Feb. 4, the local art collect...
Florida, Brevard's public schools receive preliminary grades
BREVARD -- The number of Florida high schools and combination high schools getting an "A" grade for 2012 rose to 231, up from 148 last year, in preliminary results released by the Florida Department of Education. And in Brevard County, 12 of the 16 high schools received "A" grades. The other four receiv...
Local actress premieres first original play
BREVARD -- Set in a hole-in-the-wall bar, an upcoming show at the Henegar Center aims to show attendees what life is like for hopeless bar patrons and a bartender looking for an escape. Jessica Taylor, an actress and member of the improv troupe Not Quite Right, which is based out of the Henegar Center...
Local charity hopes to raise funding for gated community
BREVARD -- Armed with a PA system, Santa Claus and an abundance of donated toys, Kim Frodge and her crew of charity organizers drove through under-privileged neighborhoods on Christmas Eve, with the intent of spreading holiday cheer for those in need. Over the annou...
Gotta make the shot
Palm Bay High School junior varsity basketball player Te'Quan Ross is boxed in by Viera High School players Sebastian Samuels and Chris Coman, as he tries to get the ball out from beneath his own basket during their game Tuesday, Dec. 11. The Viera Hawks defeated the Palm Bay Pirates 43-39....
Skating with a snowman
Sasha O'Kane, 9, of Cocoa Beach, performs on ice with Misti Cole, 16, of Palm Bay, dressed as 'Frosty,' in the skit entitled 'The Magic Snowman,' during the Space Coast Iceplex's 16th Annual Christmas Ice Show Sunday, Dec. 16. The theme for this year's show was 'Home for Christmas.'...
Students honor former classmate with holiday care packages
BREVARD -- Somewhere in the dusty hills of Afghanistan, American soldiers recently received Christmas greetings in the form of care packages, sent by middle school students at St. Mary's Catholic School in Rockledge. And in true holiday spirit, all of their efforts were done in name of one of their school's for...
Governor's office awards $275,000 defense grant
BREVARD -- Launch processing facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will get a fresh look in the coming months, thanks to $275,000 in Florida defense grants awarded to the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast. M...
Christmas Angel provides community service to the community
BREVARD -- Following Thanksgiving, organizations in Brevard County got into the holiday spirit of giving, with a month of community service and good deeds. With the help of local businesses, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office and Canaveral Fire Rescue Christmas Angel 2012, a community service program that...
Home for Christmas
Misti Cole, 16, of Palm Bay portrays 'Frosty the Snowman' and Sue Roberts of Satellite Beach portrays 'Patterson Penguin' during the Space Coast Iceplex's 16th Annual Christmas Ice Show Sunday, Dec. 16. The theme for this year's show was 'Home for Christmas.'...
Martin Luther King's legacy to be honored at ceremony
BREVARD -- To celebrate the life and achievements of civil rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Florida Institute of Technology will host a ceremony on Friday, Jan. 18. The event, which will be hosted by Florida Tech's Office of Alumni...
Pet of the week
A 7-year-old rescued rabbit, 'Trevor' is the blissful bunny of Alison Gionis of Melbourne. Some his Trevor's favorite things to do are eat the wrapping paper from presents under the Christmas tree, eat matchstick carrots and pineapple pieces and - when his mom isn't looking - munch on paint or drywall....

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