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BREVARD COUNTY — As businesses on the Space Coast thrive, so do our communities. The proof is out there as unemployment rates decrease and new businesses choose Brevard County as its latest stomping grounds.

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BREVARD COUNTY -- On Tuesday, Sept. 30, the Brevard Public Schools (BPS) and the Brevard Federation of Teachers (BFT) reached an agreement on salary increases for the 2019-20 school year contracts.

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BREVARD COUNTY — October represents more than just a time for dressing in costumes and giving out treats as organizations across the U.S. aim to educate the public for “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”

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BREVARD COUNTY — In late September, the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO) announced a new initiative to eliminate traffic-related fatalities during a “Vision Zero” symposium at the Bill Posey Conference Center.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Living in Florida can have its perks; with beautiful year-round weather, we can visit beaches and theme parks or host pool parties any time.

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BREVARD COUNTY – Despite a decree for transparency and a promise for unity and agreement, both Brevard Public Schools (BPS) and the Brevard Federation of Teachers (BFT) are stalled at contract negotiations for the 2019-20 school year.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the Brevard Humane Society, the county’s oldest animal welfare organization, has allocated over 1,000 pounds of much-needed food to help aid agencies currently working on the front lines to rescue, relocate, feed and care for pets that have b…

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TITUSVILLE – Internationally known space journalist and research scientist, Dr. Ken Kremer, will present a talk titled “Exploring Mars and the Search for Life-3-D” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the American Space Museum’s celebration of the 15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day,”…

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BREVARD COUNTY — After dedicating years of service toward nonprofit agency Keep Brevard Beautiful (KBB), Tony Sasso has stepped down as executive director to enjoy retirement.

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BREVARD COUNTY — In the span of a day, Hurricane Dorian swept away means of survival for the people of the Bahamas. Residents are without food, water, shelter and medicine, and are completely dependent upon donations.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Recovery isn’t something that has to be done alone. For women fighting their own battles of substance abuse, resources are available to help women come out of their addiction stronger than ever.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― The Florida Department of Transportation will hold an open house for the U.S. 1 Corridor Planning Study. The limits of this study are from Pineda Causeway (State Road 404) to Park Avenue, a distance of about 9 miles.

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VIERA - Brevard Public Schools (BPS) and the Brevard Federation of Teachers (BFT) are taking a different approach to negotiating teacher pay and work conditions this year. The goal is to agree faster with less conflict on a competitive raise for approximately 4,900 school-district employees …

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BREVARD COUNTY – The Space Coast has two new Pride Ambassadors for the 2019-20 year: Kurt DaVinci and Tayanna Love. Both Mr. DaVinci and Ms. Love received the honor after competing with four other contestants during Space Coast Pride’s (SCP) 2019 Gala and Ambassador and Pageant.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Too often people log on to their social media and discover some horrific act has taken place, whether it’s the result of an unstable human being or a natural disaster.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Guests aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s ship “Liberty” were surprised, pleased, and a little anxious on Aug. 30 to find out that their three-day cruise was going to be extended three more days.

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ORLANDO ― WonderWorks Orlando is inviting teachers in Florida to check out all they have to offer for free on select dates in September and October 2019. During Teacher Wonder Days, educators can learn about all the programs they offer. Teachers will get free admission into WonderWorks Orlan…

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BREVARD COUNTY — When communities work together, goals become easier to be accomplished and everyone can reap from the benefits.

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BREVARD COUNTY -- The Eau Gallie Public Library will present its "trueFLORIDA Mingle" beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, with live alligators and a presentation by trapper Frank "Alligator" Robb.

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BREVARD COUNTY – The Brevard Humane Society is reminding area residents they offer a variety of free and low cost food services to local pet owners who might be struggling financially to feed their pets.

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BREVARD COUNTY – National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month takes place in September to shed light on this misunderstood, stigmatized topic, Sue Dontell, an Independent filmmaker in Brevard County, produced a socially responsible short film regarding suicide titled, 'A Fork in the Road.'

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program will honor State Representative Tyler I. Sirois of Merritt Island on Friday for his leadership in sponsoring a measure to help abused and neglected children in dependency court.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Living on the coast is a blessing for most residents, with beaches only minutes away, the feel of sand under your toes and the sound of waves lapping the shorelines.

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BREVARD COUNTY – The Brevard County Horseshoe Club was founded in 1989 by three avid horseshoe players. The club has facilities in two locations at Wickham Park, located at 2500 Parkway Drive in Melbourne and Stadley Park, located at 5600 FL-524 Road in Cocoa. The BCHC is a member of the Nat…

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BREVARD COUNTY – Following an intense, hands on education, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast’s Senior Director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, Trudy McCarthy, has earned the title of Economic Development Master Practitioner through the Advanced Economic Dev…

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BREVARD COUNTY ― The Space Coast Pride Festival and Parade celebrates its 13th year on Sept. 28 with a more expansive and robust celebration than previously seen. Cortney Thompson, president of Space Coast Pride, has stated that more vendors and sponsors have signed on for this year than in …

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BREVARD COUNTY — It takes patience, determination and much practice to excel at any skill, but it can be more fun to do so while in a group setting.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― The Duffy's met in Port Ewen, New York when both of them were children. Mrs. Duffy recalls their serendipitous meeting with distinct recollection, as if it had happened just a week ago.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― In 2018, Hospice of Health First began an organized attempt at promoting self-care for its associates. Health care – and Hospice in particular – can be a mentally and emotionally draining profession.

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BREVARD COUNTY - Recycle Brevard will host a discussion course, Reconnecting with Earth, during evening hours to accommodate our working friends.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― Brevard Public Schools (BPS) and the Brevard Federation of Teachers (BFT) announced their commitment towards working together to explore all possible avenues for increasing teacher pay. Both parties agree that the 2018-19 bargaining sessions were difficult and stressed the i…

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BREVARD COUNTY – Port Canaveral is giving local students the opportunity to become young ambassadors for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. The Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners’ Junior Ambassador Program will enable students at nine public high schools and two private high scho…

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BREVARD COUNTY ― As summer draws to an end, teachers are gearing up to return to their classrooms and students are, albeit resignedly, approaching the start of the fall school year.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled on July 8 that the Brevard County Commissioners’ policy of using religious beliefs to determine who can offer invocations at public meetings is unconstitutional, discriminatory and a violation of religious freedom.

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BREVARD COUNTY — When it comes to home improvements, having the right information and supplies can make a project feel less overwhelming.

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BREVARD COUNTY – Students in Brevard Public Schools performed better than state averages on critical subjects in 2019, according to just-released data from the Florida State Assessment (FSA) and end-of-course exams.

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Oveido’s Tracie Brown creates 3D glass display boxes and wall art using shells, sand, glass, resin and sculpture.

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BREVARD COUNTY — June 27 commemorates National HIV Testing Day. First observed in 1995, NHTD is meant to encourage people to be aware of their HIV status so that they can take control of their health. This year’s theme, “Doing It My Way,” highlighted how and why people make testing a part of…

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Melbourne Municipal Band’s Summer Youth Band teacher Anne Adams sits with two young students.

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Dr. Cole Waggener poses with his wife, Stephanie, and daughter, Anya, at his practice in Merritt Island.

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VIERA – The highly anticipated opening date of the new ramps that give motorists full access to and from Interstate 95 (I-95) at Exit 193/Viera Boulevard, as well as continued use of the new diverging diamond interchange, will take place on July 1.

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BREVARD COUNTY – Brevard County Legal Aid received a donation of $6,000 in June from The Balda Family Foundation. The donation is in support of Brevard County Legal Aid’s Children’s Legal Advocacy Project (also known as CLAP). CLAP assists foster care children, including those who are aging …

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