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BREVARD ― Antioxidants are often called “the bodyguards of health.” They earned this distinction because they protect our cells from destruction by free radicals. Free radicals are highly-charged, oxidized particles that enter our cells, causing damage. This results in a greater risk of deve…

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BREVARD – President Donald J. Trump signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, H.R. 724, into law. The bill, led by and U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), passed the House and Senate in recent weeks without dissent. The PACT Act establishes the first fed…

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PALM BAY ― The Health First Palm Bay Hospital Holiday Light Parade, presented by the City of Palm Bay, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The City will again be implementing some road closures this year to help ensure the safety of participants and spectators alike.

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BREVARD COUNTY – On Nov. 25, Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott announced applications for the 2020 Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) Scholarship are now being accepted at all four administrative Election Office locations: Titusville, Viera, Melbourne, and Palm Bay.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Families can come in all shapes and sizes, but when you get to pick your own family members, it can make the bonds between parents and children feel extra special.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Groups from around the county such as the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program and Marine Resources Council have been working to restore our precious lagoon back to its former glory.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― In today’s competitive publishing market, authors need ways to reach more readers. A critical key to success is building a brand. Unlock Your A Game, a full-day writers’ workshop to be held in Cocoa Beach on Jan. 18, 2020, will start at square one and lay out a personalized …

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BREVARD COUNTY — Each year, the Zonta Club of Melbourne participates in a worldwide service project from Nov. 25 through Dec. 10 as part of the international organization’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― The holiday season is also the season of giving and a time to share smiles with those around you. As you gather to drink hot cocoa and sing carols with family and friends, it’s important to remember there are seniors in your community who would love to celebrate, too. Howeve…

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BREVARD COUNTY – The Bealls Black Friday event is a first time ever 50-70% off storewide sale which will begin Sunday, Nov. 24 and continue through Nov. 30. Bealls Stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2019 and will re-open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.

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BREVARD COUNTY — When you love where you live, it’s important to feel connected to the decisions that may impact your community.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― This year marks the ninth year that America’s Adopt A Soldier will reach out to America to ask for cards of thanks to share with our nation’s service members who are deployed and veterans who are in state veterans homes and hospitals.

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BREVARD COUNTY – Space Coast Ballet Company (SCBC) and Brevard Symphony Orchestra (BSO) are thrilled to announce they are back together again! The family holiday tradition of Space Coast Ballet Company’s 17 year running annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet, will be accompanied by the B…

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BREVARD COUNTY ― The Brevard County School Board voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve a contract for teachers that includes significant raises and improved work conditions in 2019-2020.

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BREVARD COUNTY - The City of Melbourne honored volunteer board members for their years of service to the city during a special ceremony held Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Grand Manor in Melbourne. The city's annual board reception provides an opportunity for the Mayor and City Council to recogniz…

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BREVARD COUNTY — Each fall, the Zonta Club of Melbourne highlights a piece of Brevard as part of its ornament collection, treasuring historic buildings that many residents have grown up visiting.

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BREVARD COUNTY — When J.K. Rowling received dozens of rejections for her first manuscript of “Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone,” she didn’t give up her dream to become an established author.

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BREVARD COUNTY — In medicine, there’s one piece of advice that will always ring true: prevention is more important than hindsight— and that’s especially true when dealing with cancer.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Community members gathered for a ‘Gnarly 90’s Lip Sync Battle’ that not only fostered unforgettable memories, it also raised $54,000 toward aiding Brevard County’s child welfare system.

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BREVARD COUNTY — In an effort to better understand the plight of immigrants crossing the Mexican border, the Brevard chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) hosted a panel in partnership with the Space Coast Progressive Alliance.

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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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